Al ten atya hood ot codo tnz < Today's puzzleCurrently (2004) residing in Dunedin, New ZealandA Tcl/Tk enthusiast with heaps more enthusiasm than skill.I first came across scripting when I was helping to look after a NT domain environment, with around 500 CAD users. We developed login scripts that would configure a generic cloned workstation to a very specific software environment for each user according to the Domain groups they belonged to, and choices made during login. We used first cmd.exe then KiXtart for this, and it was refreshing to regain control of the machines using the command line again.When I was looking to extend the scripting to use a GUI, I carefully looked at the scripting languages available, with these main requirements:
- Single point deployment - put onto a \\PDC\netlogon share and everybody has access.
- Easy to learn (essential for me!) for quick'n'dirty or elegant use.
- Good GUI toolkit
- Interactive shell
- Cross platform (my own choice, for versatility)
- Ample extensions for uses that I haven't thought of yet