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Date: 2003-08-09 (16:59)
From: Matt Gushee <matt@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Tcl/Tk and RH 9
On Sun, Aug 10, 2003 at 02:33:41AM +1000, skaller wrote:
> 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.
> 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?

That might make sense. Didn't Nicolas Canass (sp?) say his Osiris
project was going to be ported to non-Windows platforms? I wonder
how that's coming along?

Other options that might be worth looking at are wxWindows and FoX;
both, however, need libraries that are not standard on any platform.

I would guess, though, that the political issues may be harder than 
the technical ones. People in the Python community have been saying
for at least four years that something other than Tkinter should be
the standard GUI toolkit--yet Python still ships with Tkinter. 
Maybe because everybody hates it equally (except for a few weirdos
like me who actually *like* it).

Matt Gushee                 When a nation follows the Way,
Englewood, Colorado, USA    Horses bear manure through           its fields;   When a nation ignores the Way,
                            Horses bear soldiers through
                                its streets.
                            --Lao Tzu (Peter Merel, trans.)

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