[Pkg-tcltk-devel] Time to migrate to 8.5 in unstable?

Massimo Manghi massimo.manghi at unipr.it
Sat Feb 5 10:20:32 UTC 2011

The transition to tcl8.5 as default has been at stake for quite a long time
now and I thought a decision had been taken already.

I'm not a Debian developer but I'm maintaining libapache2-mod-rivet, which is
related to both Apache and tcl. The package got into sid last November and is
waiting for the freeze to end with the release of squeeze. I let it depend on
tcl8.5 explicitly instead of the generic depend on the package tcl. The
features introduced in 8.5 are now in the habits of a Tcl programmer and quite
a few projects in the field of web programming are designed for the new
features that (hopefully!) will be in 8.6. So I encourage strongly to move to
8.5 as default in sid. 

 -- Massimo 

On Sat, 5 Feb 2011 12:48:39 +0300, Sergei Golovan wrote
> On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 12:21 PM, Francesco P. Lovergine
> <frankie at debian.org> wrote:
> > As for latest plan we should move default Tcl/Tk to 8.5 and remove
> > multi-threads support in 8.4. Due to current long latencies in tcl-related
> > packages I would start ASAP in order to be ready for wheezy :).
> Agreed.
> > Sergei? Within the period of the next 1.5-2 ys probably 8.6 could
> > become the default and 8.4 dropped, but I would be pro-active
> > without waiting too long.
> Well :) If we'll wait for 8.6 release we may left with 8.4 in wheezy,
> which is unacceptable. So, it's better to move to 8.5 now (just after
> squeeze is released).
> Cheers!
> -- 
> Sergei Golovan
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