eggs or pythonmac packages on OS X?

I primarily follow the dev list, but you've caught my eye. :wink:

So to be clear, you would just like me to install some other tcl/tk
before I do the "official" matplotlib osx binaries. What package
should I be installing and where should I get it from. As long as it
still works with the bundled tck/tk I would have no problems doing
this.

Thanks,
- Charlie

路路路

On Dec 5, 2007 12:01 PM, Russell E Owen <rowen@...529...> wrote:

At 10:08 AM -0500 2007-12-05, Stephen Uhlhorn wrote:
>On Dec 4, 2007 5:14 PM, Russell E. Owen <rowen@...529...> wrote:
>
>> If you use Tcl/Tk and use a current version (instead of the ancient
>> version that is built in) then use the packages at pythonmac. I just
>> built 0.91.1 today and it should show up there soon. Meanwhile you can
>> get it from here:
>> <http://www.astro.washington.edu/rowen/pythoninstallers/&gt;
>>
>> I hope that someday the official Mac egg version will work with 3rd
>> party Tcl/Tk but no version I've tried has -- including 0.91.1.
>
>Does this mean that the only difference between the egg and pythonmac
>version is how it's linked against Tcl/Tk?

I suspect you are right. But I only build the pythonmac version, not
the official version, so I don't know for sure. I build my version
using:
<http://www.astro.washington.edu/rowen/BuildingMatplotlibForMac.html&gt;\.
I don't do anything special, but I do have a 3rd party Tcl/Tk
installed before I build and that seems to make all the difference.

>Just for my edification, why can't the egg version be linked
>against/include a different Tcl/Tk?

If you mean why can't it be built that way in the first place, I
don't know. The guy who builds it apparently doesn't read this list,
and I understand he's on some mailing list that I don't subscribe to.

I suspect the official egg can somehow be patched, but I find it
easier to just build my own and put that on pythonmac.

-- Russell

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