[100699] trunk/dports/lang/tcl/Portfile

Blair Zajac blair at orcaware.com
Fri Dec 21 13:19:03 PST 2012


On Dec 21, 2012, at 1:02 PM, Ned Deily <nad at acm.org> wrote:

> In article <50D4CA74.5000007 at orcaware.com>,
> Blair Zajac <blair at orcaware.com> wrote:
>> On 12/21/2012 12:38 PM, Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia wrote:
>>> On Dec 21, 2012, at 11:17 AM, Joshua Root 
>>> <jmr at macports.org> wrote:
>>>>> Revision: 100699
>>>>>          https://trac.macports.org/changeset/100699
>>>>> Author:   g5pw at macports.org
>>>>> Date:     2012-12-20 15:51:41 -0800 (Thu, 20 Dec 2012)
>>>>> Log Message:
>>>>> -----------
>>>>> lang/tcl:
>>>>>  bump to 8.6.0
>>>> This is a good example of where you should not just see "openmaintainer"
>>>> and automatically commit the latest version. Both API and ABI
>>>> incompatibilities are introduced with this release. Threading is now
>>>> enabled by default, so the threads variant does nothing.
>>> revert + epoch bump + comment in the Portfile
>> That means we need to rev bump all dependent ports.  Unless there's 
>> something broken with 8.6, shouldn't we just leave it and fix the 
>> threading variant?
> I believe the bump to 8.6 broke Python's IDLE and other Tkinter-based 
> apps when using tk +quartz (aka Tk Aqua).
>   RuntimeError: tk.h version (8.6) doesn't match libtk.a version (8.5)

Doesn't this just mean a recompile is necessary?

> Upstream, we have done no testing of Tk 8.6 Aqua with Python on OS X and 
> make no claims that it is supported.  Tk 8.5 Aqua has been problematic 
> enough for Python; we're certainly in no rush to move to 8.6, especially 
> since Apple isn't shipping it.

Why would Apple not shipping it be a consideration?  We don't use that consideration for other software.  I'm just curios, not invested in the end decision.

>  I would recommend reverting to 8.5 as 
> the default and/or making Tck/Tk 8.6 available as an option.

I'm ok with reverting to 8.5, I just didn't want to do extra work in other ports if not necessary.

BTW, besides MacPorts, do people use  Tcl/Tk much?


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