Introduction - 1

Background - 2

Deployment - 3

Starkits - 4

Tclkit - 5

Advanced topics - 6

Repositories - 7

Server apps - 8

Who uses this - 9

Examples - 10

Conclusion - 11




11 - Conclusion

Tclkit and Starkits are all about deployment - they lower the barriers to building easy to download, install and upgrade cross-platform applications

And they are an ideal way to deliver both open source and commercial applications implemented in Tcl/Tk. Using Starkits there need no longer be a distinction between source, packaged, deployed or installed applications.

Starkits fit in naturally with Tcl/Tk development practices - allowing developers to work with familiar tools and paradigms. And they make deployment “safer” because it becomes part of the development process - not an afterthought with its own hassles and testing requirements.

So the Starkit story is that deployment has been solved.

And because of this Tcl/Tk has the potential to realise the elusive goal of "write once, simple deployment everywhere", perhaps more so than any other language platform currently available.

see also

Starkit Home Page

Tclkit Home Page

Metakit Home Page

SDX Utility

Wikit Home Page

Tclers' Wiki

Author's Website

Updated paper, by Steve Landers, as presented at Tcl/Tk 2002 conference - see also original PDF.

Papers & Presentations