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Re: Any issue with upgrading lang/tcl to 8.5.12 ?

On 8/16/2012 07:54, David Holland wrote:
On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 01:01:27PM +0200, John Marino wrote:
  >  I've been requested to update a package that requires a minimum
  >  version of TCL as 8.5.0.  This is not entirely unreasonable given
  >  that 8.5.0 was released in December, 2007, nearly 6 years ago.

Maybe start by moving the existing tcl and tk to tcl84 and tk84?

We had tcl83 packages that hung around for quite a while.

I'm hearing tcl/tk 85 is completely backwards compatible with 84 which shouldn't be too hard to test. Is the suggestion of tcl84 based on the assumption some packages will break? If they don't break, we don't need tcl/tk84 packages right?

Of course, the fact that tcl83 packages exists weakens this thought.

I've got lang/tcl already building. I just released x11/tk is it's partner and needs to be updated at the same time. I'll happily post both packages so people can review/test prior to committing them.

btw, it turns out that wip/tcl85 wasn't that helpful. It didn't have any of the libtool modifications which were significant, and installed the files in all the wrong places.


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