[New-bugs-announce] [issue15663] Investigate providing Tcl/Tk 8.5 with OS X installers

Ned Deily report at bugs.python.org
Wed Aug 15 11:20:34 CEST 2012

New submission from Ned Deily:

The current situation with Tcl/Tk on OS X is less than ideal.  The Apple-supplied versions of the Cocoa-based Aqua Tk 8.5 on 10.6 was unusable with IDLE and most Tkinter applications.  The 10.7 and 10.8 versions are better but still have serious crashers that have been more recently fixed.  python.org installers currently also support using ActiveTcl release but that is also not ideal as there are license restrictions for some users and a separate download and install is required.  We should be able to provide a better out-of-the-box experience if python.org installers included its own copies of up-to-date Tcl/Tk libraries (as is the case with the Windows installers).  It would be good to still give users the option to use ActiveTcl for any of its additional features or to use system Python.  Also we could also look at providing Tcl/Tk 8.5 for 10.5 users (possibly only Intel ones) which we currently do not.

assignee: ned.deily
components: Build, Installation, Macintosh
messages: 168269
nosy: ned.deily, ronaldoussoren
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Investigate providing Tcl/Tk 8.5 with OS X installers
type: enhancement
versions: Python 3.4

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