On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 12:00 PM, Zachary Ware
On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 4:20 PM, Zachary Ware
I updated the 2.7 buildbot scripts to pull in Tcl/Tk 8.5.15 a couple of weeks ago (see http://bugs.python.org/issue21303), but hadn't gotten anything done with Tix yet. It should just need python.mak updated to point to Tcl/Tk 8.5.15; it's on my list to get fixed as soon as I can.
Tix for 2.7 is now http://svn.python.org/projects/external/tix-220.127.116.11. You can build it with this monster of a command, run from tix-18.104.22.168\win:
nmake -f python.mak DEBUG=0 MACHINE=IX86 COMPILERFLAGS=-DWINVER=0x0500 TCL_DIR=....\tcl-22.214.171.124 TK_DIR=....\tk-126.96.36.199 INSTALL_DIR=....\tcltk all
Use "install" instead of "all" after building to install it to ....\tcltk. Set DEBUG and MACHINE as needed; DEBUG does not need to be set if you're building Release, but MACHINE always has to be set so that Tix uses the right build dir for Tk (IX86 for 32-bit, AMD64 for 64-bit).
So I now have a fully working setup, at least for 32-bit, and have backported the Path option from 3.3 (http://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/a9d34685ec47). I ran into an issue with win32com getting a 64-bit installer built but didn't have time to look into it yet.
If anyone wants to try a 2.7 installer with that Path option, here's a copy: http://briancurtin.com/python-dev/python-2.7.msi (this is not signed, it'll warn you about that).