[Rubyinstaller-devel] Tk (was: Additional FAQ questions for review)

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 14:24:52 EDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 8:57 AM, Roger Pack<rogerdpack at gmail.com> wrote:
> speaking of tk, if I commit a patch would it be possible to include it
> in the standard distro?  The only reason I suggest this is that it's a
> core library, so providing it as a gem [or binary download] seems kind
> of...odd, though possible.

The problem with that is that Tk requires ActiveTcl, which cannot be
automated and cannot be stripped of dependencies.

The alternative requires building ourself the Tcl/Tk component.

Please feel free to add the recipe in your fork and I gladly will
merge it if it works ;-)

Luis Lavena
Perfection in design is achieved not when there is nothing more to add,
but rather when there is nothing more to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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