Subject: Re: Tcl and Tk
To: Bjoern Labitzke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Oleg Polyanski <email@example.com>
Date: 02/02/2000 00:34:59
>>>>> "BL" == Bjoern Labitzke writes:
Please do not replace Tcl/Tk 8.0.x with 8.2.x, do a separate package.
Tcl/Tk from 8.1 and later DO not work with strings containing 8-bit
characters as expected in earlier versions unless you have working
locale in libc. For example, there is no locale for russian language
in NetBSD' libc. Tk 8.1 is even worse case - it expects properly
working X11 locale that depends on libc locale etc etc.
BL> Hello... I have redone the Tcl and Tk packages. I left them as similar
BL> to a standard installation as possible, i.e. there is no split of
BL> documentation and code or other features that would ease multiple
BL> installations. I know this smells like there would be update problems
BL> with new major Tcl/Tk releases, but I am not so sure. At least to me the
BL> updates seemed relative painless. And besides, the problem exists for
BL> all other packages that are depended upon as well.
BL> So, the package directories are lang/tcl and x11/tk. And I think pattern
BL> matching DEPENDS in the other packages should work for most of
BL> them. Some of them I can do myself, because I use them and can test if
BL> they work. For the rest I am not really sure. I may try to update them,
BL> but won't test them very far. At the moment I will do updates (as far as
BL> I get them working :-) ): Ical (done), tkman (done), Itcl (new package),
BL> postgresql (not yet done), tkinfo (not yet done) and timidity (done, but
BL> I don't like the hardwiring of the version in the Makefile yet.).
BL> It would be nice if someone could check the packages. As there is still
BL> an open PR from me about the Tcl-package I will wait to submit those
BL> changes until the opposition here died down. ;->
BL> Tcl: http://www.cs.tu-berlin.de/~hermit/tcl.tar.gz Tk :
BL> The rest will follow soon.
BL> Bye, Bjoern
BL> -- Bjoern Labitzke <firstname.lastname@example.org> Use PGP! (Don't you use
BL> envelopes for your letters?)