[issue10890] IDLE Freezing

Ned Deily report at bugs.python.org
Wed Jan 12 05:08:41 CET 2011

Ned Deily <nad at acm.org> added the comment:

Unfortunately, there are some major stability problems with IDLEs that are linked with the Apple-supplied Tcl/Tk 8.5 in OS X 10.6. (See, for instance, Issue9763 and Issue10537.) That includes the current python.org 2.7.1 64-bit installer.  The simplest workaround at the moment is to use the other, 32-bit-only 2.7.1 installer for OS X available here:  http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.7.1/

It uses the Apple Tcl/Tk 8.4 or ActiveTcl 8.4, if present, neither of which exhibits these kinds of problems.

nosy: +ned.deily
resolution:  -> duplicate
stage:  -> committed/rejected
status: open -> closed
superseder:  -> OS X IDLE 2.7 from 64-bit installer hangs when you paste something.

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