FYI, I installed our older app which uses wish 8.0 on OSX and it
worked fine - sockets, and applescript portions too. I'm glad I have
that to fall back on if I have trouble getting aqua version working.
Jim Ingham wrote:
> You should be able to run the Classic MacTk in Classic on OS X. I
> haven't tried it, but many other things work, so that ought to. Going
> from OS X to Classic is a little jarring, but not too bad. Dunno about
> the networking stack, that ought to work, but we were pushing the edges
> of creaky antiquity with MacTk already, so who knows...
> What things about the Aqua port keep you from being able to use it?
> On Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at 12:59 PM, Robert Karen wrote:
> > Jim Ingham wrote:
> >> Robert,
> >> There are two ways to run Tk on OX X. One is to install the XDarwin &
> >> XFree bits, to get a working X11 server, and then to build (or get
> >> from
> >> Fink) the X11 version of Tk. This will give you a working port, but
> >> the controls will look like X11 Tk, and of course the install is a bit
> >> painful...
> >> The other is to get the (still somewhat experimental) Aqua port of the
> >> Classic MacTk from Sourceforge, and play with that. It works pretty
> >> well, though there are still some bugs. It is pretty straightforward
> >> to install, and if you wanted to do a little more work, it is pretty
> >> easy to make a stand-alone Wish App out of it using the
> >> "@executable_path" trick to embed the Tcl & Tk frameworks in the
> >> app...
> >> Jim
> > Sorry to come back to this with more newbie madness, but I'm actually
> > doing
> > the work now. I thought I read that Classic is supposed to enable OS9
> > apps.
> > to work on OSX. So when Jim says 'aqua port of Classic MacTk' does he
> > mean
> > a carbon/cocoa port of the old mactk or is my assumption of being able
> > to
> > run any OS9 app in classic mode (haven't figured that out yet either)
> > incorrect?
> > Is it possible to run the old tcltk 'as is' in classic until some of
> > these aqua
> > issues are smoothed out?
> > Thanks for any education/clarification.
> > Robert Karen
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