[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Bug#825741: ITP: tkblt -- Graphics extension library for Tcl/Tk

X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, debian-astro@lists.debian.org, pkg-tcltk-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Ole Streicher <olebole@debian.org>

* Package name    : tkblt
  Version         : 3.0.1
  Upstream Author : William Joye
* URL             : https://github.com/SAOImageDS9/tkblt
* License         : MIT
  Programming Lang: Tcl
  Description     : Graphics extension library for Tcl/Tk

This package is a spin-off from saods9 which was separated by
upstream into its own git repository. TkBLT is a derived version
of the BLT Toolkit by George A. Howlett, for Tcl/Tk 8.5/8.6, is
TEA compatible, and is fully compatible with the Tk API.

Copared to BLT, TkBLT includes only the Graph and Barchart
Tk widgets, and the Tcl Vector command. However, since saods9
is actively developed, tkblt will be maintained upstream
as well, which may make it a better choice for the future.

For simplicity, I plan to create a single package from it.

The package will be maintained within the Tcl/Tk team and stored
on their git storage:


The package is created as a dependency of saods9, which currently
uses BLT 2.5.3 in Debian. BLT 2.5.3 is however buggy, unmaintained,
partly incompatible, and upstream wishes that we switch to his

Taking over the package or co-maintenance within the Tcl/Tk team
is greatly appreciated.

Best regards


Reply to: