Bindings to Tcl/Tk for the D programming language
To use this package, put the following dependency into your project's dependencies section:
#tcltk Bindings to Tcl/Tk for the D programming language
Tcl/Tk v8.6.1 is tagged supported in the master branch. Tcl/Tl v8.5.11 support is available via a tag.
Tcltk requires other D source libraries to correctly use and link against pre-existing C libraries. The source dependencies are as follows:
https://github.com/nomad-software/x11 (Linux only)
Dub handles these automatically and during a build acquires them. While building, the tcltk repository is configured to link against the required Tcl/Tk libraries, hence they need to be installed for the application to function.
Version 8.6.1 of the Tcl/Tk libraries or greater is required to be installed.
On Windows you can download and install ActiveTcl from ActiveState which is a fully supported professional library. This will install all needed Tcl/Tk DLL's and initialization scripts. Once this is installed, building and linking with dub will give immediate results. ActiveTcl also comes with a silent install option if you want to include it as part of an installation.
If however you don't want to install Tcl/Tk and want the application to be
self-contained, you can copy the DLL's and the initialization script library
directory into the root of the finished application. These files can be
conveniently found in the
dist folder within the
tcktk repository. Your finished
application's directory would then look something like this:
project ├── app.exe ├── tcl86.dll ├── tk86.dll ├── zlib1.dll └── library └── *.tcl files
I'm hoping once this dub issue is resolved this will become the default option on Windows and dub will copy all required DLL's and files to the application's directory on every dub build.
On Linux and Mac OSX things are a little easier as both operating systems have Tcl/Tk installed by default. If however they do not have the latest version, the libraries can be updated via their respective package managers or install ActiveTcl. The linked libraries are libtcl and libtk.
- Registered by Gary Willoughby
- 8.6.2 released 5 years ago
- Copyright (c) 2014 Gary Willoughby