Fast text display?

Paul Rubin http
Fri Jun 10 00:41:05 CEST 2005

Mike Meyer <mwm at> writes:
> > I mean included with the source distro from
> Well, it includes Tkinter, but it doesn't include tcl/tk. So you get a
> non-functional version of Tkinter if you install from those
> sources. Not very useful.

OK.  But I found on RH9 and FC3, as well as on Windows, that tcl/tk
was preinstalled (or included with Python).  I didn't find wxwidgets
preinstalled on any of those systems.

> On FreeBSD, it takes about 5 seconds of my time to install
> wxPython from source:
> # cd /usr/ports/x11-toolkits/py-wxPython
> # make install

What about wxwidgets, which wxpython requires?  

> Then I can go do something useful while the package system downloads,
> compiles and installs all the required software.

The installer is going to download more stuff?  Yuccch, I'd rather not
need a network connection to do an install.  Anyway, wxpython built ok
on FC3.  The problem was wxwidgets, which needed an obsolete version
of GTK.  I spent at least an hour or two messing around with it before
deciding it wasn't worth the hassle.

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