R: [GRASS-dev] New Binary Package Project for winGRASS

Paul Kelly paul-grass at stjohnspoint.co.uk
Sun Mar 2 14:47:18 EST 2008

On Sat, 1 Mar 2008, Marco Pasetti wrote:

> Hi Benjamin,
>> Why use ActiveTcl? The regular, GPL'd Tcl compiles without any problems and
> can be distributed freely.
> Good question! When I planned the work I dind't considered this option,
> because on the wiki it was (it is) suggested to use ActiveTcl;

That was simply me being lazy and trying to avoid compiling stuff as 
much as possible...

> Probably I should reconsider to build Tcl/Tk from source using MinGW, and
> then rebuild GRASS...
> Moritz, what do you think about?
>> Would also be interesting to know how
>> 8.5 is working on Win.
> AFAIK there are some problems for GRASS with 8.5, I read it in the list in
> the last weeks.

It wasn't clear to me whether or not the problems were due to using a 
version of NVIZ compiled against Tcl/Tk 8.4 with a runtime 8.5. AFAIK this 
hasn't yet been clarified.
I got it (8.5) working seemingly well about two months ago. It is really 
easy to compile Tcl/Tk on Msys actually - the build process seems 
well-tested and mature.

As a sidenote, I now have the machine I did my Windows tests on over 
Christmas accessible and up and running again, so I might be able to get 
this stuff together and contribute again. But maybe I don't need to, if 
Marco's stuff does the job.


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