[Image-SIG] Suggestion to use tcl stubs when building PIL

Sridhar Ratnakumar SridharR at activestate.com
Tue Jul 14 21:48:59 CEST 2009

Hello there,

Windows binaries for PIL provided at pythonware.com do not work on  
ActivePython There was a bug reported here:


This is because the PIL binaries are directly linked against tk84.dll,  
while the ActivePython installation comes with tk-8.5.

Jeff Hobbs pointed out that using tcl stubs is the correct thing to do in  
order to ensure compatibility with different versions of Tcl/Tk libraries  
installed. Since this is not an issue with python.org's Python (whose 2.5  
version comes with Tcl/Tk 8.4), I do not consider this a severe issue,  
however, having this fixed will at least make PIL work against some of the  
custom Python installations (of which ActivePython is just one of them).


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