[Tkinter-discuss] Checkbutton indicatoron ignored on Mac

Russell E. Owen rowen at uw.edu
Mon Oct 29 21:40:20 CET 2012


In article <nad-DB7C40.14401625102012 at news.gmane.org>,
 Ned Deily <nad at acm.org> wrote:

> In article <rowen-2AB42F.09155025102012 at news.gmane.org>,
>  "Russell E. Owen" <rowen at uw.edu> wrote:
> 
> > I just realized that the Checkbutton option "indicatoron" is being 
> > ignored on Mac OS X: the checkbox is always shown, even if indicatoron 
> > is false.
> > 
> > I'm using ActiveState's Tcl/Tk 8.5.11, specifically: 
> > ActiveTcl8.5.11.1.295590-macosx10.5-i386-x86_64-threaded
> > 
> > Has anyone else noticed this, and is there a workaround? It ruins the 
> > appearance of a lot of my application.
> > 
> > I see that ActiveState now has version 8.5.12 available and I'll give 
> > that a try. Anyone know how reliable that is on Mac OS X? I've seen 
> > warnings of bugs, but I don't know if they were fixed in time for that 
> > release.
> 
> Specifically with regard to using ActiveTcl 8.5.x with Python on OS X, 
> there are some bugs fixed in 8.5.12.0 and 8.5.12.1; however there are at 
> least two serious regressions that exist in 8.5.12.1.  One is a Tk crash 
> when attempting to open IDLE's Preferences menu: there is now a patch 
> for all current versions of IDLE that works around the problem.  Second 
> is a Tk crash when using the clipboard copy command.  That problem 
> apparently has been fixed in the top-of-trunk of Cocoa Tk 8.5 (which was 
> formerly a separate branch but has now been merged into the main Tk 8.5 
> support branch) subsequent to the release of ActiveTk 8.5.12.1.  If 
> either of these problems might affect your use, I would recommend 
> staying with ActiveTcl 8.5.11.1 for the time being.
> 
> http://www.python.org/download/mac/tcltk/

Thank you very much! Sounds safest to stick with 8.5.11.1

-- Russell



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