ActiveTcl 8.6.9 -> tcl 8.6.12 upgrade issues

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Alan Grunwald

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Sep 15, 2022, 8:49:39 AMSep 15
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Running on Linux (Mint 20.3) I've just upgraded my Tcl installation from
an ActiveTcl 8.6.9 to Tcl 8.6.12. I came across one possible problem and
have a configuration issue.

o I downloaded tcltls, and built it. Although the instructions
didn't mention it, I tried

make test

and there were a worrying number of errors (Passed: 27, Skipped 17,
Failed: 25). A quick check that I can read one web page via

% http::register https 443 {tls::socket \
-autoservername 1}
% set tok [https://www.google.com]

seems to work ok, but I fear the worst.

o I'm getting a different font for the Tk menus than before. The
old font is still there - it is used if I run the default (8.6.10)
version that comes with Linux.

Any help on either of these would be much appreciated.

Alan

Alan Grunwald

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Sep 15, 2022, 1:09:53 PMSep 15
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I've had a look at the fonts, and I see that the root of the problem is
the definition of TkMenuFont (and also TkFixedFont). Is there a golbal
database I can use to specify these rather than modify the myriad
appications I;ve developed over the years?

Also, a third issue:

o I use tkcon extensively, and see that the "old" version from
ActiveTcl was 2.7, but the most recent I can find (at
https://sourceforge.net/projects/tkcon/files/latest/download) is 2.5.
Where can I download the latest version?

Ian Gay

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Sep 15, 2022, 1:20:34 PMSep 15
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OpenSuse 15.3, which I am running here, has tcl 8.6.12 and tkcon 2.7, so
I suppose you can find the source in their repositories, if you need
it.
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Dave

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Sep 15, 2022, 1:39:50 PMSep 15
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On 9/15/2022 12:09 PM, Alan Grunwald wrote:
> Also, a third issue:
>
> o I use tkcon extensively, and see that the "old" version from
> ActiveTcl was 2.7, but the most recent I can find (at
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/tkcon/files/latest/download) is 2.5.
> Where can I download the latest version?

You can find a more up-to-date copy here:
https://github.com/wjoye/tkcon/releases

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Alan Grunwald

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Sep 15, 2022, 3:48:52 PMSep 15
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Thanks.

Note to self - check the Tcl wiki as wall as Google.
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