Forum OpenACS Q&A: Is Tcl 8.4.0 compatable with OpenACS?
It seems desireable to move to 8.4. Does anybody know if OACS can run with Tcl8.4 without patches?
AOLserver versions that include TCL 8.4. Roberto has just posted a
question about this to the AOLserver list (regarding internationalization specifically).
Check out Nathan Folman's AOLserver mailing list posting from a few days ago, which was also reposted on the OpenNSD thread.
I've still not heard of anyone who's tested OpenACS with the AOLserver 4 betas in any sort of normal configuration. (i.e. non-Windows) I'm a bit surprised by this, given that people are already discussing the need for an OpenNSD fork. (Although I'm the first to admit that it could be necessary.)
AOLserver 3.5.0 is available at http://aolserver.sourceforge.net/. This version has several major improvements the Tcl library, memory management, and overall performance. Projects that already use the Tcl 8 interpreter on nsd8x can use AOLserver 3.5.0 with no changes. The Tcl library now needs to be obtained and built separately. See the README for more information.I suggest someone abitious give it a try, I bet some things will break but it would be nice to get back onto the mainline of aolserver development.
I'll just get 3.5 (after my tests this week), see what they did, see if I can get all the OpenACS-required stuff to compile with it, and if does, release new packages.
It would be great if I could release them along with 4.6. When's it slated for cut again?