[Python-Dev] Fwd: Broken links on http://www.python.org/download/mac/tcltk/#activetcl-8-5-11

Michael Foord michael at voidspace.org.uk
Mon Dec 31 16:26:53 CET 2012

There's a problem with the instructions for using Active TCL with Python for the Mac. 


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> From: "Dr. Anthony G. Francis, Jr." <centaur at dresan.com>
> Subject: Broken links on http://www.python.org/download/mac/tcltk/#activetcl-8-5-11
> Date: 19 December 2012 22:08:02 GMT
> To: webmaster at python.org
> Hey gang,
> The Python install instructions for Tck/TK appear to be out of date:
> http://www.python.org/download/mac/tcltk/#activetcl-8-5-11
> As of this writing, there are two known serious problems with the most recent ActivelTcl 8.5 releases for Mac OS X, 8.5.12 and (See Issues #15574 and #15853 for more information.) Until these issues are resolved, use the previous release of ActiveTcl,, which is available for download here. This is an Aqua Cocoa Tk.
> But the "download here" link is borken:
> http://downloads.activestate.com/ActiveTcl/releases/
> Not Found
> The requested URL /ActiveTcl/releases/ was not found on this server.
> Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) Server at downloads.activestate.com Port 80
> As it so turns out, this is on purpose on ActiveState's part:
> http://www.activestate.com/activetcl/downloads
> Looking for access to older versions of ActiveTcl?
> Community Edition offers access to the newest versions of ActiveTcl.
> Access to older versions is available in Business Edition and Enterprise Edition.
> Business edition is a thousand bucks a pop ( http://www.activestate.com/business-edition ) so I has a bit of a sad - I was just trying to run a quick experiment and have dived down a rabbit hole. It appears also that ActiveTcl has gone beyond the buggy edition listed on the Python.org tcltk page, so I'm going to give that a try.
> -Anthony
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