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From: Jacques Garrigue <garrigue@k...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Re: Tcl/Tk and RH 9
From: skaller <skaller@ozemail.com.au>

> Just a comment: I have just installed RedHat 9 on my box.
> Tcl/Tk is no longer a standard package, which is as it should be,
> its an old, archaic system which no longer deserves any support.

RedHat is free to decide whatever they want, but Tk is still the
simplest way to develop some software. Tcl/Tk itself is in version
8.4, it had unicode support earlier than Gtk, and is still under
active development, and I see no need to kill it.

> Unfortunately LablTk needs it, and some Caml tools use it.
> OCamlBrowser being one.
> 
> Time to move to Gtk? Alternatively, a simple GUI which can 
> use either? Or even Windows or Mac style Guis?

I suppose a move to Gtk will eventually take place.
For this Gtk2 is a requirement (Gtk lacks some essential widgets
present in Tk). But LablGtk2 is now usable enough we can start to
think about it.

So yes, I see a change ahead, but certainly not in 3.07!

And of course labltk/camltk support will not be dropped.

Jacques Garrigue

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