State of the art: Tkinter, Tk 8.5, Tix?

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at
Thu Jan 8 02:01:35 CET 2009

On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 2:31 PM, excord80 <excord80 at> wrote:

> Does Python work with Tk 8.5? I'm manually installing my own Python
> 2.6.1 (separate from my system's Python 2.5.2), and am about to
> install my own Tcl/Tk 8.5 but am unsure how to make them talk to
> eachother. Should I install Tk first? If I put Tk into my home
> directory (under "~/opt" most likely), is there some configure option
> I need to pass Python to tell it where to find my Tk?
> Also, I see that Python comes with Tix. Was Tix supposed to be
> something to make up for what was lacking in Tk prior to its 8.5
> release? Is Tix here to stay, or has it been eclipsed by what comes
> with Tk 8.5 OOTB?

Python will work with Tk 8.5. Regardless of the version, Tk has to be
installed first. I also think you'll have to modify the detect_modules
method in to include the directory where Tk is installed. I'm on a
Mac, so the method for detecting Tk is a little bit different.

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