next net release preview

Chris Faylor
Thu Feb 24 08:05:00 GMT 2000

On Thu, Feb 24, 2000 at 01:40:13AM -0600, Mumit Khan wrote:
>On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, Chris Faylor wrote:
>> FWIW, Mumit, we have somebody here who is also actively pursuing this.
>> I can put you in touch with the person if you want to collaborate or
>> you can just wait to see if he completes this soon.
>Is it Mo Dejong (sp?)?
>> I would love to have the cygwin stuff merged into tcl/tk proper...
>So would I, but some of the changes are just too messy to get in
>without a rewrite, and some other changes Tcl maintainers had 
>objected to earlier (the fileevent changes that Ian Taylor had worked
>on for Cygnus SN). However, we can get some of the changes in w/out
>too much trouble.

Mo is one person who's working on it, yes.  Syd Polk is another.

Most (all?) of the stuff that Ian added to try to get dejagnu working with
tcl/tk are no longer required so hopefully that's good news.

What is required are DJ's minor changes to build a separate static cygwin
version of tcl for use with expect.

I've Cc'ed Syd and Mo in this message so that they'll be aware that you are
contemplating working on tcl 8.3.x.


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