From: Bill Northcott <w.northcott@un...> - 2005-07-19 05:58:43
>> Does anyone know if the Apple supplied Tcl/Tk includes any
>> against the sourceforge code?
> I think some packets are missing from the Apple version. The
> were specified on the Aqua Tcl webpage somewhere.
I spent some more time on this and downloaded the source for the
Tcl-20 package in Darwin.
There is a substantial diff file for Tk, although I don't know if
these are Apple specific mods or just ones that have been
subsequently used in the main tree.
Also, although I have not managed to get Tcl-20 to build completely,
it obviously includes stuff like the Private Headers and tclsh which
missing from the Tiger distribution. The Tiger distribuion seems to
split over 2 packages Essentials.pkg in the main install and
BSDSDK.pkg which is part of Xcode and includes the headers.
Perhaps Dan can cast some light on the intention here.
> But the BI installer will almost certainly install a newer Tcl/Tk and
> newer versions of the packages.
I don't subscribe to the Linux 'shovel it all in tested-or-not'
philosophy. I guess that is why I use a Mac, and wherever I can, I
prefer to use tested system software rather than something I knocked
> One could imagine a special BI Tiger installer that only installs the
> "missing" packages for Tiger using Tiger's Tcl/Tk. But the usual Aqua
> Tcl/Tk BI installer probably has no reason to be clever.
It would be good to have two Tiger installs. One with the missing
packages and the other with a Tk-X11 framework for things like BLT or
R which don't play well with the Aqua one.
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