[Python-Dev] What to choose to replace Tkinter?

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@alum.mit.edu
Wed, 25 Oct 2000 09:36:46 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "GvR" == Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> writes:

  >> ...Or anybody installing ActivePython for that matter. We give
  >> instructions that the latest version of Tcl/Tk has to be
  >> installed separately, but Tk is *not* bundled with it.

  GvR> And that's a shame.  Any chance that will be fixed any time
  GvR> soon?

I think a version of Tkinter packaged with a distutils setup script is
the best answer for Unix platforms.  As a Linux user, I do *not* want
to install a second copy of Tcl/Tk.

If we have a distutil-Tkinter, e.g. 
then a user can download it and run "python setup.py install" to build
a Tkinter against their installed version of Tk.  This will be
straightforward on many Linux systems, because they ship with Tk