[Starkit] new tclkit builds
jcw at equi4.com
Thu Apr 20 13:50:54 CEST 2006
FYI, there are new Tclkit 8.4.13 and 8.5a4 builds at:
The sources used are at:
See the download matrix for a breakdown of the different binaries:
Note that some of the 8.5a4 builds are older ones, you should be able
to see the file date by hovering over the entry with the mouse.
Main changes are new Mac OS X x86 builds and Universal builds
(combined ppc/x86 binaries). I've also added a couple of Aqua
builds, but keep in mind that these are still tclsh-like, i.e. they
bring up a console and get "promoted" into a gui when doing "package
There are several "lite" versions (i.e. no Mk4tcl C++ code) in the
lite/ subdirectories. These are sufficient to use starkits/starpacks
read-only, and SDX has some extra code to be able to wrap (i.e.
*write*) starkits using Tclkit Lite (tho I've not tried it with the
latest builds yet: SDX may need to be tweaked).
I'm starting to lose the battle with Linux - the dynamic builds will
not work on all Linux systems, and the static builds are doing such
nasty things in libc nowadays that they too probably won't work
without specific libc.so's on your system. Apparently the world is
moving towards a state where only Linux distro builders can produce
proper binaries, and where a binary no longer works across Linux
releases, let alone on another distro (what a total cop-out compared
to Windows!). And it's not even really due to the C++ dependency
anymore. Any suggestions on which older Linux distro to use as
baseline to avoid these problems would be appreciated, since I could
easily maintain an extra VMware image for it.
As always, I'll be happy to add more / improved platform builds to
the ever-growing Tclkit binaries collection if you email me either a
result*.tar.gz or a binary.
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