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Date: 2003-08-10 (21:26)
From: skaller <skaller@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Tcl/Tk and RH 9
On Sun, 2003-08-10 at 11:53, Alexander V. Voinov wrote:

> I do not mean that this would turn me to like 
> Tcl/Tk, but this is the reality we face.

This is the reality we face:
[skaller@localhost] ~>python
Python 2.2.2 (#1, Feb 24 2003, 19:13:11)
[GCC 3.2.2 20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.2-4)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import Tkinter
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
ImportError: No module named Tkinter
This is a standard, out of the box install of RH9.
If, for example, Government departments buy a heap
of Linux boxes and install RH9, they won't get Tk
as part of the deal.

So it would be foolish to continue development of
products that use it if you want to be part of the
growing market of vendors of enterprise level packages
for Linux.

Redhat has swung soldily behind Gtk. To the point
Tk is no longer considered worth installing by default.
Enterprise software such as Open Office doesn't use it.
It is no longer part of the enterprise level users
software base.

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