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Re: tcl 8.5 alpha in fedora 7?



Jean-Luc Fontaine <jfontain <at> free.fr> writes:
> Well, then there's gonna be a big problem with blt (now in extras, a
> graphical library) which is far from ready to compile against tcl-8.5,

So fix it. :-) Fedora moves fast, so maintainers sometimes have to patch 
upstream packages for new libraries they're not ready for. Also note that the 
Tcl 8.5 alphas have been out for more than a year.

> I wonder what justifies releasing such alpha software ?

Anti-aliasing support! Yes, Tcl finally supports Xft instead of using the 
obsolete, non-anti-aliased core fonts system. (It took them way too long.)

Frankly, Tcl/Tk is one of the slowest-moving libraries in the world, this 
transition is one that will happen once in a few YEARS, and I don't think there 
will be a lot to change (though I might be wrong). You can be glad your 
packages don't depend on something like libtunepimp which changes its API 
radically every few months.

        Kevin Kofler


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