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On Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:07:57 -0500 Terry Reedy email@example.com wrote:
On the other hand, I agree that a PyPI preview release of a rewrite of IDLE to use the newer ttk widgets would be a good idea. But I personally would base such a project on 3.3 and consider whether it should require tcl/tk 8.6 rather than 8.5. And I would only put it in the stdlib in a new release (perhaps alongside the existing IDLE for at least one release). So this PEP is not relevance to such a project.
The only thing relevant to such a project is to find someone actually motivated to do it.
What is IDLE's actual maintenance activity, exactly? I am sympathetic to the PEP but, really, thinking IDLE's development is hampered by Python's release process is completely ridiculous. If you want IDLE development to happen, please stop talking and start reviewing / committing patches.
FTR, I'm personally +1 on yanking IDLE out of 3.4.