[Python-Dev] Upgrading tcl/tk deps

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Tue Apr 10 05:15:53 CEST 2012

In article 
<CAD+XWwqqEBh9abEggEvJUboaSpBV++yq3DTmFuaDrE6A3-5gfw at mail.gmail.com>,
 Brian Curtin <brian at python.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 20:53, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> > On 4/9/2012 7:53 PM, Brian Curtin wrote:
> >>
> >> On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 18:41, Terry Reedy<tjreedy at udel.edu>  wrote:
> >>>
> >>> In particular, it should include a recent fix so that French keyboards
> >>> work
> >>> with tk/tkinter and hence Idle better than now. There has been more than
> >>> one
> >>> complaint about this.
> The Windows build works with 8.5.11 so I imagine we would just use
> that. If anyone wants to pull it all out and make it use some
> third-party installer that's up to them.
> I can try applying the relevant patches to the 8.5.11 we have, but I
> don't really have the time or knowledge to test them. I don't know
> anything about tcl/tk and don't know a whole lot about Macs.

The Tk fix Terry refers is applicable only to the OS X Aqua Cocoa Tcl/Tk 
8.5 port.  It has nothing to do with Windows, any other OS X Tcl/Tk, or 
any other platform.  Further, the Tcl/TK source Martin is talking about 
is used only by the Windows installer builds.  The python.org OS X 
installers do not build or supply Tcl/Tk; they link with the 
Apple-supplied Tcl/Tks and compatible distributions, like the 
ActiveState ones.   So this is all a non-issue.

 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org

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