Solaris Package Archive -- tk 8.0.5

Solaris Package Archive

tk 8.0.5

Mark <mark@ibiblio.org>


What is it, (from www.scriptics.com):
Tk is a new toolkit for X11. The overall functions provided by Tk are similar to those of the standard toolkit Xt. However, Tk is implemented using Tcl, a lightweight interpretive command language. This means that Tk's functions are available not just from C code compiled into the application but also via Tcl commands issued dynamically while the application runs. Tcl commands are used for binding keystrokes and other events to application-specific actions, for creating and configuring widgets, and for dealing with geometry managers and the selection. The use of an interpretive language means that any aspect of the user interface may be changed dynamically while an application executes. It also means that many interesting applications can be created without writing any new C code, simply by writing Tcl scripts for existing applications. Furthermore, Tk provides a special send command that allows any Tk-based application to invoke Tcl commands in any other Tk-based application. Send allows applications to communicate in more powerful ways than a selection mechanism and makes it possible to replace monolithic applications with collections of reusable tools.

The main site for Tcl/Tk is http://www.scriptics.com/

A lot of Tcl/Tk resources can be found at:
    http://www.scriptics.com/resource/
    http://www.phys.ufl.edu/docs/goodies/unix/tcl-tk/
    http://slwww.epfl.ch/SIC/SL/logiciels/TclTk/tcl/
If you follow the above links you will see there is a LOT of extensions to Tcl and Tk. Sometimes I will require the use of a number of them to meet my requirements, e.g. Itcl is available on this site. However because of the wide variety and depth of the software available it's impossible for me to package everything and offer it here. If I use it, it will be here.

If you intend doing serious Tcl work I recommend you take a good look at TclPro, a development environment for professional Tcl developers. You can get a free evaluation copy.

Email To
None. Try http://www.scriptics.com/resource/

Solaris Issues
I've locked each package to the Solaris release it was built on. Only install the correct version for your system.

Click here to read about the Solaris 7 packages.

Source Code
You can download the source code from ftp://ftp.scriptics.com/pub/tcl/tcl8_0/tk8.0.5.tar.gz

Special Issues
You should also install tcl.8.0.5 and expect.5.28 when you install this software. (In order of: tcl, tk and expect).

See the main packages README for installation information.