[Python-ideas] High time for a builtin function to manage packages (simply)?

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Sep 7 13:33:50 CEST 2015

Terry Reedy writes:

 > My impression is that MacParts builds Tkinter 8.6 instead of 8.5.

If you mean that MacPorts' current Tcl and Tk ports install Tcl/Tk 8.6,
that is correct.

 > Mac users who download the PSF Mac installer and want to use tkinter 
 > should read
 > https://www.python.org/download/mac/tcltk/

 > The page mentions that there may be a window update problem with the 
 > apple tk.

It also mentions that various Tk versions "in common use" are
unsupported by the python.org-installed Python, and in particular not
the Cocoa Tk.  I suppose it's not hard to do that?  Or maybe chances
are that the X11 and Cocoa Tks "just work", but aren't tested for the
Mac installers?

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