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Old 01-22-2004, 03:57 PM   #1
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how to install tcl/tk

hi i'm trying to use amsn but it says I need to install tcl/tk sot hat I can run i went and got tcl/tk and the readme file doesnt realy explain anyting so i dont know how to install tcl/tk

it seems like a pretty common app, can someone tell me how to install it?

thanx in advance
Old 01-22-2004, 06:19 PM   #2
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You could try Gaim , it supports MSN, AIM, and Yahoo IM, among others.
Old 01-22-2004, 10:44 PM   #3
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Yeah, I wouldn't really bother with aMSN......
Don't get me wrong, it works very well, and it does a great job mimicking the older MSN Messenger interface... but TCL/Tk ... have you ever seen it? It's uuuuugly! It won't look good or consistent with the rest of your interface... and as far as I know there's no easy way to change how it looks (think old 'Motify' look).
That is why I would strongly recommend an app that uses either Qt or GTK+. If you're a KDE lover, Kopete is an excellent multiprotocol MSN system, and KMess is a very good MSN client. If you're a GTK+ or GNOME fan, GAIM will be the best for you, although it doesn't support some MSN functions currently, such as file transfer (which afaik are supported in aMSN, Kopete and KMess).
Old 01-23-2004, 12:34 AM   #4
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thanx for the info guys I'll try the others then



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