Bug 88429 - latest stable version is 8.4.2
Summary: latest stable version is 8.4.2
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: tcltk
Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jens Petersen
QA Contact: Bill Huang
URL: http://www.tcl.tk/software/tcltk/
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-10 01:35 UTC by acount closed by user
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-12-16 22:43:27 UTC

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Description acount closed by user 2003-04-10 01:35:34 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020913

Description of problem:
New Tcl/Tk 8.4 Features

    * 64-bit file system support (where the OS supports it)
    * 64-bit expr support at the Tcl level (even on 32-bit OSes)
    * serial port support (Windows / Unix)
    * numerous performance enhancements
    * support for starkits (aka scripted documents)
    * improved escape-based encoding support (i.e. iso2022-jp)
    * improved threading support
    * new virtual file system
    * new lset command
    * command enhancements (regsub, trace, lindex, lsearch)
    * new eq and ne operators for expr
    * updated tcltest, http and msgcat packages
    * widget enhancements
    * new spinbox, panedwindow and labelframe widgets
    * compound buttons / labels / menu items
    * undo/redo support in the text widget
    * native Aqua support for OS X
    * improved image transparency support
    * platform specific wm attributes command
    * extended documentation 

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Comment 1 acount closed by user 2003-04-10 01:37:26 UTC
Tcl/Tk 8.4 is the latest stable release of Tcl/Tk.

Tcl 8.4 is highly compatible with Tcl 8.3 through Tcl 8.1. Users of those
versions should have no troubles upgrading. It introduces new core widgets,
significant performance enhancements, numerous command enhancements and improved
64-bit integer and file system support, among other things. It was several years
in development. 

Comment 2 acount closed by user 2003-09-25 22:02:35 UTC
not ready for Fedora 1.0, it's a pity

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2003-10-27 14:15:38 UTC
tcl/tk 8.4.4 packags compatible with FC are at
    cvs -d :pserverLanaoncvs@cvs.colug.net:/home/cvs login
    (no password, just CR)
    cvs -d :pserverLanaoncvs@cvs.colug.net:/home/cvs get rawhide/tcltk
Other packages, like python, which need/use tcl, are there too.

Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2003-11-19 01:19:39 UTC
hmm, that should have been anoncvs@cvs.colug.net

Comment 5 Jens Petersen 2003-11-19 02:39:57 UTC
8.4.4 packages are coming soon. :)

Comment 6 acount closed by user 2003-11-25 01:40:10 UTC
8.4.5 has been released today ;-)

Comment 7 Jens Petersen 2003-11-28 12:52:41 UTC
tcl and tk 8.4.5 should be appearing in "rawhide" shortly.

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