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From: Eray Ozkural <exa@k...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Tcl/Tk and RH 9
I must point out that skaller's claims are factually wrong in his post that I 
replying to. tkinter is the python bindings to tk. It's normal that it isn't 
included in that standard lousy 1 CD red hat installation.

Debian package:
python2.3-tk - Tkinter - Writing Tk applications with Python (v2.3)

tcl/tk is *not* the same thing as tkinter.

In fact, tcl/tk is pretty standard in all linux distros. The "deep" GUI to gdb 
insight developed at Red Hat exclusively uses tcl/tk/itcl/itk. tcl/tk is also 
perfect for cross-platform applications. It runs solidly on both windows and 
unix families on OSs incredibly well.

Besides, Red Hat is *not* the de facto linux distro. There are maybe 100 
distros right now.

GTK on the other hand, isn't the top notch toolkit out there. The technically 
superior toolkit is Qt *grin*

On Monday 11 August 2003 00:26, skaller wrote:
> 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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