, a component of Tcl Dev Kit
since release 2.5, is a tool to bundle Tcl scripts and related resources for deployment as a single-file executable.
See Also edit
- the TclPro analogue
- official reference
In contrast to prowrap
, which uses a limited ad-hoc variant of a virtual filesystem specifically written for it, TclApp is based on the complete and generic virtual filesystem
of Tcl Tcl 8.4
. It generates metakit
s and starpack
Beyond that TclApp is capable of directly wrapping packages without the user being forced to specify all files in the package during wrapping. This is handled through package definition files
which contain all the necessary information.
A companion tool, the TclApp Package Editor
can be used to create and edit such files.
Before release 2.5 the Tcl Dev Kit
contained an enhanced version of prowrap providing a GUI for easy access to the features of the application.
Comparison to sdx editHaO
standard behaviour is different to sdx
. For most differences, there are options to gain compatibility. This is for migration purpose, the different behaviour is senseful.
|What||tclapp||sdx||tclapp option to have sdx behaviour|
|get MP (mount point)||starkit::topdir||starkit::topdir|
|Wrap path||MP/||MP/lib/application/||-anchor /|
|Start file||MP/main.tcl||Option -startfile with autogenerated main.tcl||-nospecials|
|Custom windows text resources||-stringinfo||MP/tclkit.inf|