Solaris Package Archive -- tcl 8.3.0
Solaris Package Archive
What is it, (from www.scriptics.com):
Tcl is the most powerful and flexible scripting language available today.
Created by John Ousterhout in 1988, Tcl has grown rapidly in popularity.
Tcl is an interpreter for a tool command language. It consists of a library
package that is embedded in tools (such as editors, debuggers, etc.) as the
basic command interpreter. Tcl provides (a) a parser for a simple textual
command language, (b) a collection of builtin utility commands, and (c)
a C interface that tools use to augment the builtin commands with
tool-specific commands. Tcl is particularly attractive when integrated with
the widget library of a window system: it increases the programmability of
the widgets by providing mechanisms for variables, procedures, expressions,
etc.; it allows users to program both the appears and the actions of widgets;
and it offers a simple but powerful communication mechanism between
Tcl provides a dramatically easier way to build integration applications
ranging from simple graphical user interfaces to complex financial, Web,
and management applications Tcl can easily be extended to connect any X
to any Y, whether X and Y are existing applications such as database engines,
components such as JavaBeans or ActiveX components, protocols such as DCOM
or CORBA, or devices such as manufacturing equipment, test equipment, or
network switches. Tcl doesn't just connect the components; it allows them
to be managed in powerful ways by writing scripts. Tcl's programming
facilities are ideally suited to integration tasks, allowing integration
applications to be created 5-10x faster than with traditional approaches
such as C, C++, or Java. Because Tcl is interpreted, it provides the
flexibility to customize and evolve applications as needs change.
The main site for Tcl is
A lot of Tcl resources can be found at:
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.
None. Try http://www.scriptics.com/resource/
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 32 bit and 64 bit Solaris 7 and 8 packages.
You can download the source code from
You should also install tk.8.3.0 and expect.5.31.5 when you install this software.
(In order of: tcl, tk and expect).
See the main packages README for installation information.