[New-bugs-announce] [issue10969] Make Tcl recommendation more prominent

Raymond Hettinger report at bugs.python.org
Fri Jan 21 06:28:19 CET 2011

New submission from Raymond Hettinger <rhettinger at users.sourceforge.net>:

On the releases page at http://www.python.org/download/releases/3.2/ the  note about Tcl needs to be made more prominent for the 32/64 bit Mac OS installer.  Right now, it's buried in another page referenced in a footnote at the bottom of the release.  I think it is too easy to miss and it is essential for users if they want IDLE or tkinter to work.

Recommend adding a link immediately below the 64-bit installer.  See below:


We currently support these formats for download:

Bzipped source tar ball (3.2rc1) (sig), ~ 11 MB
XZ compressed source tar ball (3.2rc1) (sig), ~ 8.5 MB
Gzipped source tar ball (3.2rc1) (sig), ~ 13 MB
Windows x86 MSI Installer (3.2rc1) (sig) and Visual Studio debug information files (sig)
Windows X86-64 MSI Installer (3.2rc1) [1] (sig) and Visual Studio debug information files (sig)
Mac OS X 32-bit i386/PPC Installer (3.2rc1) for OS X 10.3 through 10.6 [2] (sig)
Mac OS X 64-bit/32-bit Installer (3.2rc1) for Mac OS X 10.6 [2] (sig)
 (needs ActiveState Tcl 8.5.9 to run IDLE or use Tkinter).

assignee: georg.brandl
components: Installation
messages: 126694
nosy: georg.brandl, rhettinger
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Make Tcl recommendation more prominent
versions: Python 3.2

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