looking for older Tcl/Tk ports

Gustaf Neumann neumann at wu.ac.at
Fri Jun 8 11:43:06 PDT 2012

 From my point of view, the best solution would be a port named tcl84. 
There are a few ports
(i know of scotty (dependents: moodss, moomps), tclx, otcl, tclcl, 
swarm, mesa, sguil-client, maybe blt as well)
that still need tcl 8.4.  tcl 8.5 and tcl 8.4 can coexist on the system.
if there is interest, i could make a first draft of a port (as time 

-gustaf neumann

Am 08.06.12 20:25, schrieb Jim Graham:
> I'm looking for either a version of MacPorts or someone here, with Tcl/Tk
> 8.4.x (8.4.19 is the oldest) and Img 1.2.4.  I compiled Tcl/Tk 8.4.19,
> and everything looked fine, until I tried to use it.  It complained about
> Tk not being installed correctly (by make install).  Btw, I've got Mac
> OS X Lion (Mac Mini i7) ... as of Wednesday....  :-)
> Img 1.2.4 failed to compile due to an error about the wrong number of
> args between a function in Tk's code and its use in Img 1.2.4's code.
> If anyone has these compiled and working, or knows which version of
> MacPorts has them, please let me know.
> I tried using the ActiveState release, but it doesn't follow the geometry
> specified for JStrack---it makes the main window considerably larger than
> my ~/.jstrackrc says it should.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
>     --jim
> PS:  Why the older code?  Because my freeware hurricane tracking program,
>       JStrack, still uses the older code.  The biggest push toward 8.5
>       (beyond its early stages when bugs were still being worked out)
>       was after cancer #1, which left me far less able to spend the time
>       to adapt JStrack and its filters that "read" and process National
>       Hurricane Center (NHC) products (and the HTTP script that, for
>       users without procmail, goes out and tries its luck with the NHC
>       server).  I'll eventually get that updated, but not today.  And I
>       still can't find Img for Mac OS X Lion, either.

Univ.Prof. Dr. Gustaf Neumann
Institute of Information Systems and New Media
WU Vienna
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