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0000502ascendtcltk-guipublic2012-02-10 10:25
Assigned Toben 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status confirmedResolutionopen 
PlatformWindowsOSWindowsOS Version7
Product Version0.9.8 
Target Version1.0Fixed in Version 
Summary0000502: Tcl/Tk GUI is unresponsive under Windows 7
DescriptionThe Tcl/Tk GUI is currently completely unresponsive when running on Windows 7. The same binary runs without problems on Windows XP.

Probably related to bug 395: according to ben we need to use the tclInt.h header file or else platform-dependent silliness will occur. However, initial testing doesn't seem to confirm that.
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2011-04-04 13:54

administrator   ~0000705

As of changeset 3352, the bug is confirmed on Windows 7 only. On other platforms Tcl/Tk GUI is working normally.

Possibly this is an issue relating to 64-bit Windows as no testing on 64-bit Windows XP has been attempted. Or it could be a weird Windows 7 problem of some other kind.


2011-11-12 01:19

administrator   ~0000789

ben -- i set up the EmailReporting plugin for let me know if you receive this message by replying to it. hopefully the reply will show up in our bug tracker.


2012-02-10 09:45

manager   ~0000815

Email from: Ben Allan <>

checking to see if reply works.

also, there are a few tcl-script level things that can go wrong with
the gui, depending on the events Windows sends to the process. We had
a similar problem going from 98 to XP many years ago.
Is there any gui at all (splash screen, etc) or does it just never come up?
Is this build based on activestate tcl or a tcl that came with mingw
or one we built atop mingw?

I've put in an academic partner request for activestate products--
we'll see where it goes. If it comes through,
it should allow fully windows-native redistribution.


On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 10:26 AM, Mantis Bug Tracker <> wrote:
> The following issue has been UPDATED.
> [EmailReporting -> Removed part identified as reply]


2012-02-10 10:25

administrator   ~0000816

Email from: John Pye <>

I can't remember if the GUI failed to appear, or else appeared but
didn't respond to clicks. I was using the ActiveState distribution, I've
never bothered attempting to compile my own Tcl/Tk.

On 09/02/12 15:45, Mantis Bug Tracker wrote:
> A NOTE has been added to this issue.
> [EmailReporting -> Removed part identified as reply]

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-03-28 17:37 john New Issue
2011-03-28 17:37 john Status new => assigned
2011-03-28 17:37 john Assigned To => ben
2011-04-04 13:54 john Note Added: 0000705
2011-04-04 13:54 john Status assigned => confirmed
2011-11-12 01:19 john Note Added: 0000789
2012-02-06 05:26 john Target Version 0.9.8 => 1.0
2012-02-10 09:45 ben Note Added: 0000815
2012-02-10 10:25 john Note Added: 0000816