ago and blamed on DB_File was not DB_File's, perl's, or Encode's fault.
The problem code was 'Tix' part of perl/Tk - integrating latest Tix
from SourceForge makes them go away.
So still no show-stoppers for a perl5.8/Tk804.
Next game is to try and convert all that chinese spam I get into test data
and see it in tkmail...