Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Dec 2007 21:35 UTC, submitted by wordtech
General Development Tcl/Tk 8.5.0 has been released. "The 8.5 release was a long time in development, and brought about several good enhancements to Tcl/Tk. Source releases, the exact changes and ChangeLog for each release are available in the SourceForge Tcl project's file distribution area."
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RE: Too late...
by sigzero on Fri 21st Dec 2007 04:06 UTC in reply to "Too late..."
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This isn't a plug your own widget set. It is about the release of Tcl/Tk. PyQt...meh. If I was doing Python, I would go with wxPython over PyQt.

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RE[2]: Too late...
by smitty_one_each on Fri 21st Dec 2007 13:20 in reply to "RE: Too late..."
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The question begged is: why don't they have a nice abstract GUI PEP that all of the adapter module writers can target?
I'd like to distribut a python egg that can just use whatever is installed. Make GUI writing as close to dumb-simple as HTML, for the 80% solution.

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RE[3]: Too late...
by agrouf on Fri 21st Dec 2007 14:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Too late..."
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I believe that is what every GUI toolkit is trying to achieve. Everytime you add an abstract supposed to be used by everyone, you actually add a new API and new complexity that will only be used by a few and ignored by the rest. Each GUI toolkit is already an abstraction. No need to add a layer there. Just need to convince everybody to use the same stuff.

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RE[3]: Too late...
by Dasher42 on Fri 21st Dec 2007 22:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Too late..."
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There's more to these toolkits than panels and widgets, else I'm sure we'd be doing as you suggest. Have a look at either GTK or QT's capabilities sometime. You've got thread managing, SQL interfaces, data structure libraries, and other things that get quite specific. While I'm sure a simple interface definition could be in common for all of these things, it would be unable to take advantage of the best features.

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