tcltk 8.6.2

Bindings to Tcl/Tk for the D programming language

To use this package, run the following command in your project's root directory:

Manual usage
Put the following dependency into your project's dependences section:

#tcltk Bindings to Tcl/Tk for the D programming language

Tcl/Tk versions

Tcl/Tk v8.6.1 is tagged supported in the master branch. Tcl/Tl v8.5.11 support is available via a tag.


Source code

Tcltk requires other D source libraries to correctly use and link against pre-existing C libraries. The source dependencies are as follows:

  • (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:

├── 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.

Linux/Mac OSX

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.

  • Gary Willoughby
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