Python 3.4 Idle?

Laura Creighton lac at
Sat Jul 25 18:42:56 CEST 2015

In a message of Sat, 25 Jul 2015 09:00:18 -0700, Steve Burrus writes:
>On Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:50:47 PM UTC-5, Steve Burrus wrote:
>> On Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:41:03 PM UTC-5, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> > On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 11:34 AM, Steve Burrus <steveburrus28 at> wrote:
>> > > I got Idle the other day biut had to get the older version, 2.7, of python to get it. So I wonder if there is an Idle version  that comes with python 3.4.*?
>> > 
>> > What system are you on? What did you do to install Python? On Windows,
>> > the installers usually come with IDLE; on some Linuxes,
>> > it's separately distributed; if you got a third-party Python distro,
>> > it's up to them what they put in it. But yes, you most certainly can
>> > get 3.4+ with IDLE.
>> > 
>> > ChrisA
>> Well I am exactly on Windows 10 beta preview on a 64 bit system. Idle is on my Programs menu but I cannot actually activate it.
>I am sorry folks biut this isn't resolved yet about not being able to get the Idle in Python 3.4! Does it not work in WIndows 10?

I don't know.  

But Idle depends on Tkinter.

I would ask if Tkinter works on a Windows 10 beta preview over here:

and see what they say.  If tkinter doesn't work, then idle won't.
If you have to do something special to get tkinter to work they
will know what it is.

And if they say -- no, works great here --- then we have a different
problem,  probably a bug.


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