[Tkinter-discuss] Python2.5.1+Tkinter+Tile0.8.2

Guilherme Polo ggpolo at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 22:31:21 CET 2009

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 7:16 PM, Guilherme Polo <ggpolo at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 6:17 PM, Russell E. Owen <rowen at u.washington.edu> wrote:
>> In article <20090112154035.GA11443 at lairds.us>,
>>  Cameron Laird <Cameron at phaseit.net> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 02, 2009 at 04:17:29PM +0000, Nawal <Galileon> Husnoo wrote:
>>>                       .
>>>                       .
>>>                       .
>>> > I'm just starting out in Python Tkinter programming, and I tried to use the
>>> > Tile module to improve the looks of the Tk program I am writing.
>>> >
>>> > When I run the script written in <code></code> below, it works fine, using
>>> > the Tile module to make the Tk look ok. However, when I try to use
>>> > tkMessageBox.showwarning() as in the script, it fails with the error below.
>>> > I've tried to cat | grep for "background" in the files mentionned in the
>>> > error, but nothing turns up. I can't find where the "-background" switch is
>>> > getting stuck in. I know the "background" switch doesn't work with Tile, but
>>> > I can't find it to remove it. Any ideas please?
>>> Can you upgrade to 8.5 of Tk?  <URL:
>>> http://tkinter.unpythonic.net/wiki/tk85_and_python >
>>> might help you.
>> Is that safe? I thought Python 2.5 was not fully compatible with Tcl/Tk
>> 8.5.
> For some values of Python 2.5, yes.
> Python 2.5.3 should have no problems with it, but I can't really say
> you are wrong because I (think) there was another issue related to
> Python 2.5.x and Tk 8.5 but I can't remember. I will try to find it
> now.

Just found it. If you have the privilege of being able to run an
own-compiled-version of Python (or, if possible, just update to Python
2.6), you could apply the following patch:

That one wasn't backported to python 2.5, but I also don't remember
how to exactly hit the bug -- but will try reproducing it here (this
also remembers me of going back to finish the another python <->
tcl/tk bridge).

-- Guilherme H. Polo Goncalves

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