Tk bug not fixed in CPAN

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by Larry, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Larry

    Larry Guest

    I experiencing a Tk bug, whereby starting another program would crash
    my Tk program. I found a description of the bug here:
    http://tinyurl.com/zbej3 and installed the patch it recommended
    (http://m19s28.vlinux.de/estel/debian/perl-tk.deb), and it seems to
    have worked.

    My question is: why hasn't Tk been updated in CPAN to include this fix?
    The bug description describes the severity as "Critical" (and rightly
    so!), and the patch file is dated Jan. 2006. The Tk I used was just
    installed from CPAN a few days ago.
    Larry, Jun 15, 2006
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  2. Larry

    Larry Guest

    Larry wrote:
    > I experiencing a Tk bug, whereby starting another program would crash
    > my Tk program. I found a description of the bug here:
    > http://tinyurl.com/zbej3 and installed the patch it recommended
    > (http://m19s28.vlinux.de/estel/debian/perl-tk.deb), and it seems to
    > have worked.
    >
    > My question is: why hasn't Tk been updated in CPAN to include this fix?
    > The bug description describes the severity as "Critical" (and rightly
    > so!), and the patch file is dated Jan. 2006. The Tk I used was just
    > installed from CPAN a few days ago.


    I just checked CPAN on the web and saw that Tk was last updated in
    2004! (I hadn't noticed that during the installation, because I did it
    from the CPAN command line). What's up with that?! Is Tk not being
    used much these days?
    Larry, Jun 15, 2006
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  3. Larry

    Larry Guest

    Larry wrote:
    > I experiencing a Tk bug, whereby starting another program would crash
    > my Tk program. I found a description of the bug here:
    > http://tinyurl.com/zbej3 and installed the patch it recommended
    > (http://m19s28.vlinux.de/estel/debian/perl-tk.deb), and it seems to
    > have worked.
    >
    > My question is: why hasn't Tk been updated in CPAN to include this fix?
    > The bug description describes the severity as "Critical" (and rightly
    > so!), and the patch file is dated Jan. 2006. The Tk I used was just
    > installed from CPAN a few days ago.


    I just checked CPAN on the web and saw that Tk was last updated in
    2004! (I hadn't noticed that during the installation, because I did it
    from the CPAN command line). What's up with that?! Is Tk not being
    used much these days?
    Larry, Jun 15, 2006
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  4. Larry

    zentara Guest

    On 14 Jun 2006 22:35:40 -0700, "Larry" <> wrote:

    >I experiencing a Tk bug, whereby starting another program would crash
    >my Tk program. I found a description of the bug here:
    >http://tinyurl.com/zbej3 and installed the patch it recommended
    >(http://m19s28.vlinux.de/estel/debian/perl-tk.deb), and it seems to
    >have worked.
    >
    >My question is: why hasn't Tk been updated in CPAN to include this fix?
    > The bug description describes the severity as "Critical" (and rightly
    >so!), and the patch file is dated Jan. 2006. The Tk I used was just
    >installed from CPAN a few days ago.


    Yeah, I notice the same thing. Nick will say he has made the changes
    to his sources to reflect the bug-fix, but it is never updated in the
    latest download.

    Maybe you can re-post this question in comp.lang.perl.tk, where
    Nick Ing-Simmons frequently responds.



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    zentara, Jun 15, 2006
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  5. Larry

    Larry Guest

    zentara wrote:
    > On 14 Jun 2006 22:35:40 -0700, "Larry" <> wrote:
    >
    > >I experiencing a Tk bug, whereby starting another program would crash
    > >my Tk program. I found a description of the bug here:
    > >http://tinyurl.com/zbej3 and installed the patch it recommended
    > >(http://m19s28.vlinux.de/estel/debian/perl-tk.deb), and it seems to
    > >have worked.
    > >
    > >My question is: why hasn't Tk been updated in CPAN to include this fix?
    > > The bug description describes the severity as "Critical" (and rightly
    > >so!), and the patch file is dated Jan. 2006. The Tk I used was just
    > >installed from CPAN a few days ago.

    >
    > Yeah, I notice the same thing. Nick will say he has made the changes
    > to his sources to reflect the bug-fix, but it is never updated in the
    > latest download.
    >
    > Maybe you can re-post this question in comp.lang.perl.tk, where
    > Nick Ing-Simmons frequently responds.


    I tried that, as well as sending an email directly to Nick. No
    response.

    Regardless of the bug, just the fact that a module as major as a Tk has
    not been updated on CPAN since '04 is troubling. I would expect that
    someone here would have something to say about this.
    Larry, Jun 19, 2006
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  6. Larry

    zentara Guest

    On 18 Jun 2006 16:18:55 -0700, "Larry" <> wrote:


    >> Yeah, I notice the same thing. Nick will say he has made the changes
    >> to his sources to reflect the bug-fix, but it is never updated in the
    >> latest download.
    >>
    >> Maybe you can re-post this question in comp.lang.perl.tk, where
    >> Nick Ing-Simmons frequently responds.

    >
    >I tried that, as well as sending an email directly to Nick. No
    >response.
    >
    >Regardless of the bug, just the fact that a module as major as a Tk has
    >not been updated on CPAN since '04 is troubling. I would expect that
    >someone here would have something to say about this.


    I agree. Maybe it's one of the reasons many are jumping to Gtk2.


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    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth.
    http://zentara.net/japh.html
    zentara, Jun 19, 2006
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