[vtkusers] vtk, python20, TkRenderWidget, Win2000

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in
Wed Mar 7 09:46:11 EST 2001


>>>>> "Sebastien" == Sebastien BARRE <seb-ml-a at barre.nom.fr> writes:

    Sebastien> Hi James At 07/03/01 07:54 -0500, Miller, James V (CRD)
    Sebastien> wrote:

    >> I saw that you werew changing the build process for vtk's
    >> python bindings on the pc, so I'll direct my question towards
    >> you.

    Sebastien> I've recently changed pcmaker to include the automatic
    Sebastien> incremental and non-incremental build for the Python Tk
    Sebastien> Widget, thus I guess I might give you some clues.

    Sebastien> Yes, VTK is provided with Tcl 8.2, thus it *won't* work
    Sebastien> with Python 1.5.2, you will need Tcl <= 8.0.3 for that.

    Sebastien> Python 2.0 ships with Tcl 8.3, and I've successfully
    Sebastien> built the Python 2.0 Tk Widget against Tcl 8.3, on both
    Sebastien> Windows NT and 2000. I haven't tested 8.2, but David
    Sebastien> has I think.

Okay, so the VTK nightly builds wont work with Python1.5.2 is that
correct?  If so, then, cant this be mentioned at the download pages.
It is hard to keep track of things like this even if one is on the
list then think of folks who arent on the list and who want to run VTK
quickly, I am sure there are a lot of them. :) Please dont be offended
by my tone I am not criticizing anyone personally but I am sure you'll
agree with my sentiments.

How about the linux builds?  Is there a problem with Tk8.2 or not?  Do
we need to update the web pages?  There are so many users of VTK I am
sure someone wont mind helping with build related pages, updating the
web pages etc.  I believe the Kitware folks must be really busy with
all their projects, since this is an OSS venture, users helping with
things like this will be a useful thing for Kitware.  What do you
folks think?


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