[ITP] perl-Tk

Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes sthoenna@efn.org
Sun Nov 20 04:18:00 GMT 2005

On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 12:40:28PM -0600, Yaakov S (Cygwin Ports) wrote:
> Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
> > At the risk of incurring Corinna's wrath, I second the request.  I'd like
> > to see someone submit an X-less perl-Tk package too, with support in both
> > for alternatives.
> Here are the issues:
> 1) Two ports of perl-Tk, one X11 and one Win32, *will* collide with each
> other, and may lead to more confusion from the end users.

Hence the suggestion of using the features provided by the
alternatives package.  Am I correct in assuming this works even for
dynamically loaded dlls?
> 2) Since 804.xxx, the Win32 build has been broken on Cygwin, whereas the
> X11 build works with a minor patch (to fix an assumption that Cygwin is
> using Win32).

I've found Nick Ing-Simmons to be helpful before; has anyone actually
let him know there's a problem?
> 3) The fact that tcltk is Win32 (as stated numerous times in the past,
> the reason being to support insight) does not mean that perl-Tk need be
> Win32 as well.
> 4) Even regarding tcltk, there's been discussion recently on finding a
> way to make the primary installation Unix/X11 and a secondary Win32
> version for insight.
> Considering all the above, I found it most feasible to package *one*
> perl-Tk, based on X11, and I have yet to see a convicing argument otherwise.

I wasn't trying to volunteer you to produce a non-X11 package; I just
would like to have it be possible to create one later.  When I get a
few other things finished I make take a stab at it myself.

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