ATTENTION: Tcl/Tk transition

Charles Wilson
Tue Nov 1 00:24:00 GMT 2011

On 10/31/2011 7:39 PM, Charles Wilson wrote:
> On 10/30/2011 8:44 PM, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>> Please don't.
> ...
>> This is just the beginning. Mixing GDI and X11 just doesn't work, and
>> since X11 is used for all other GUIs on Cygwin, so must Tk.
> My suggestion, for those who wanted this, was to build the entire
> tcl/tk(GDI) "stack" with a unique prefix -- that way it wouldn't BE
> mixed with the other clients which (will soon be) compiled to use the
> X11 version. And, to even use it at all, one would have to put it in the
> PATH "ahead" of /usr/bin. That's surely not standard; and if somebody
> does this and it breaks something -- then they get to keep both pieces.
> WJM, after all.

In case it wasn't clear, my suggestion was that if somebody did this, it 
should be hosted by a a third-party repository (similar to how 
cygwin-ports is structured), and not part of the actual cygwin distribution.


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