What : Tcl-Pkg Where : http://sourceforge.net/projects/tcl-pkg Dependencies : Tcl/Tk 8.4, BWidget 1.7, TclXml 2.6 Description : Tcl-Pkg is a sort of client-server online Tcl package repository browser. The purpose of this software is to access package data via a distributed (as in distributed computing) sort of repository. Then, with simple Internet access and a Web browser, users download static or even dynamically generated up-to-date information in XML files and are able to view the resources or their favorite Tcl-related software, packages and extensions. Currently at version 0.5.3 . Updated: 11/2006 Contact: <stephanearnold<at>yahoo<dot>fr> & <sarnold75<at>users<dot>sourceforge<dot>net>
LES's attempt to run it:
Desktop> tclkit ./tcl-pkg-0.4.kit invalid command name "font" while executing "font create -size $::winsize($type)" (procedure "dimconfig" line 6) invoked from within "dimconfig" (file "./tcl-pkg-0.4.kit/main.tcl" line 76) invoked from within "source ./tcl-pkg-0.4.kit/main.tcl" ("uplevel" body line 1) invoked from within "uplevel [list source [file join $self main.tcl]]" Desktop> tclkit % puts $tcl_patchLevel 8.5a4 % exit Desktop> wish ./tcl-pkg-0.4/main.tcl Error in startup script: can't find package BWidget 1.7 while executing "package require BWidget 1.7" (file "./tcl-pkg-0.4/main.tcl" line 104) Desktop> tclsh % puts $tcl_patchLevel 8.4.13 % exitConclusions: 1) This app probably should start with [package require Tk]. 2) Requiring BWidget prevents it from running on stock Slackware 11.0 and I guess any other Linux distro that ships stock Tcl/Tk instead of some batteries included Tcl distribution. If Tcl-Pkg wants to be anything like Slackware's KISS-inspired pkg tools and serve as a starting point to people who have nothing but a very bare Tcl installation and would like to upgrade it, then Tcl-Pkg had better expect less from whatever Tcl installation users may have in terms of extensions.
Sarnold: I notice the failure. I will add [package require Tk] and [lappend auto_path ./lib] with the inclusion of BWidget and TclXML in the source-zipped archive.BWidget is required because the browser uses a Tree and also, at some points a combobox is needed. Also, I did not notice the failure concerning the Starkit because I ran a standard GUI tclkit on Windows.Thanks for your feedback, I did not hope it would come so fast. -- 2006-10-22
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