GUI toolkit(s) status

Christian Gollwitzer auriocus at gmx.de
Thu Nov 20 10:04:29 CET 2014


Am 20.11.14 09:40, schrieb Chris Angelico:
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 7:25 PM, Paul Rubin <no.email at nospam.invalid> wrote:
>> wxjmfauth at gmail.com writes:
>>> Today, there are simply no more valid and working
>>> GUI toolkit running "out of the box".
>>
>> Tkinter still works for me.  What's the problem?
>
> Ignore jmf.

He is trolling, but in this point he is right, unfortunately: neither 
Tcl nor Tk support Unicode outside the BMP. Full Unicode support is a 
big todo item on the wishlist for Tcl 9, for Tk nobody really knows. We 
are lacking manpower and people with specialized knowledge. Apple is a 
moving target, they pulled the rug from under Tk's feet twice over the 
past 10 years. Nobody knows if Tk will continue to exist on the mac if 
Cocoa is withdrawn some day and replaced by a new and completely 
different windowing framework. Python has largely replaced Tcl as the 
first-choice scripting language, and that also does not help to attract 
people working on Tcl/Tk.

	Christian




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