[Rd] Tcl.Tk Tktable package missing from R 4.0.0 on Windows

Jeroen Ooms jeroenoom@ @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon May 4 09:01:07 CEST 2020

On Sun, May 3, 2020 at 6:15 PM Fox, John <jfox using mcmaster.ca> wrote:
> Dear R-devel list members,
> The Tktable package for Tcl/Tk is apparently missing from the Windows distribution of R 4.0.0. I (actually a user of the Rcmdr package) discovered this when trying to use the new-data-set dialog in the Rcmdr package, producing the error, "Tcl package 'Tktable' must be installed first."
> I believe the Tktable has been part of the R distribution for Windows since R version 2.9.0, and is still present in the macOS distribution of R 4.0.0.
> I apologize for not discovering this problem prior to the release of R 4.0.0. I did test the Rcmdr package under R 4.0.0 on both Windows and macOS, but not every menu item and dialog on each platform.
> Does anyone have more information about this problem?

Sorry this was my mistake. I somehow missed tktable when updating the
tcltk bundle for rtools40. This didn't show up in any package check

I've added it back now, it should work again in today's builds r-devel
and r-patched. Thanks for catching this.


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