ActiveState now offers
Tcl Dev Kit
(based upon TclPro).
Tcl Dev Kit extends the functionality of the original TclPro toolset
with tool UIs, code coverage and profiling, cross-reference tool, VFS
explorer, improved executable builder, Tcl 8.4/8.5 support, and overall
TclPro was released open source following the acquisition of Ajuba
Sources are on SourceForge
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TclPro boosts Tcl programmers' productivity with a code
checker and a powerful graphical debugger. TclPro also makes it
easy to package and distribute Tcl applications, and it protects
source code from copying and alterations. TclPro incorporates
several popular open source extensions with Tcl/Tk: [incr Tcl], for
object-oriented programming; Expect, for automating repetitive tasks
and extending the lifecycle of legacy applications; and TclX, for
added powerful utilities and system support.
TclPro started as a commercial product sold by Scriptics, but
following its acquisition by Interwoven, it was made open source.
ActiveState continued commercial development on TclPro, releasing
Kit, now at 3.1. It raises the bar of Tcl programming tools
to a new level with updates or enhanced replacements of every original
TclPro tool, and several new tools to boost programmer productivity.
See the extensive list
of features and a comparison with TclPro that shows how extensive the Tcl Dev Kit is.
What's New | Tool Overview | Hardware Support
How to get Tcl Dev Kit:
Kit is available separately or as part of ActiveState's Tcl programming
Pro Studio. Tcl Dev Kit includes binary distributions for Mac OS X,
Windows, Solaris, Linux, and HP-UX.
ActiveState Tcl Dev Kit
builds on the open source TclPro tools and
which includes the latest release of Tcl and more extensions to
further enhance your productivity. In addition, it includes ...
21-day evaluation licenses are available.
- New Wrapper using Tcl's VFS technology.
- Code coverage and profiling in the Debugger.
- Enhanced static analysis.
- Cross-reference tool for analyzing Tcl code dependencies.
- VFS Explorer.
- Windows service manager to make services out of Tcl applications.
- Full tools support for Tcl 8.4 and 8.5.
- Improved quality, i.e. bugfixes in all tools.
How to get TclPro:
Source Code is available in the CVS repositories on SourceForge. See
README.build for instructions on building
TclPro from the source release.
Older Binary Distributions are available for several platforms.
Versions 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 still require a license key to unlock the
TclPro tools. The FREE_KEYS
files has keys for different versions of TclPro. If you follow the
web download path, you are also shown a good key on the final download
- Includes Tcl/Tk 8.3.2: all extensions now support
the enterprise-ready features of Tcl/Tk,
including support for multi-threaded applications, UNICODE and the Tcl
- Upgrade to Tcl 8.3: TclPro Checker assists you
with upgrading to Tcl 8.3 by identifying code, such as for regular
expressions, that may need to be changed.
- Code coverage tool: TclPro Debugger has a
-coverage command line argument to enable a code coverage feature.
The code coverage tool lets you pinpoint unused code blocks and verify
- Better compilation support It is now easier to
compile extra extensions for use with a TclPro installation, and it is
easier to create custom shells for use with TclPro Wrapper.
- TclHttpd Web Server This compact, extensible web
server can be used for ordinary web sites or embedded, "web-enabled"
TclPro contains four development tools, summarized below, plus the
core Tcl platform. Click on the tool names below to see detailed
datasheets for each tool.
Hungry for more information? Read the TclPro Users Gude in PDF
format. You'll need Acrobat
Reader to read it.
- TclPro Debugger
No more puts statements! Breakpoints, single-stepping,
variable/stack display, and other features help you track down bugs
quickly. TclPro Debugger provides a convenient graphical user
interface and allows you to debug remote and embedded Tcl applications
as well as local ones.
- TclPro Checker
Our static code analyzer helps you find syntax errors and other
common usage errors quickly, without having to run your program. If
you are using older versions of Tcl and Tk (as far back as Tcl 7.3 and
Tk 3.6), TclPro Checker helps you upgrade by warning about potential
- TclPro Wrapper.
TclPro Wrapper creates a single executable file containing
everything needed to run a Tcl application. This makes it easy to
distribute Tcl applications to your users and manage upgrades in Tcl
- TclPro Compiler
Do you want to keep your customers from seeing and modifying your
source code? TclPro Compiler allows you to compile a Tcl script into a
bytecode representation for distribution, so that your source code
doesn't leave your site. Note: TclPro Compiler now produces
.tbc files in a new format. The change is backward-compatible. If a
file has been compiled with TclPro 1,3, 1.2 or 1.1, it can be loaded
by TclPro 1.4. Files compiled with TclPro 1.4 or 1.3 cannot be loaded
by TclPro 1.2. TclPro only supports up to Tcl 8.3. If you require
support for 8.4, you will need the Tcl Dev Kit.
Supported Tcl Versions
TclPro 1.4 designed for Tcl/Tk 8.3 but some of the tools can work with
earlier versions of Tcl. Previous versions of TclPro were designed for
different versions of Tcl/Tk. Find out which
TclPro is right for you.
ActiveState's Tcl Dev Kit is
recommended for use with Tcl 8.4 or 8.5.
Note: The Linux distribution is for the Intel platform and the glibc2 C library.
- Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0 (Intel), 2000
- Solaris 2.5, 2.6, 7 (SPARC)
- HP-UX 10.20
- Linux (Intel, Red Hat 5.0+, SuSE 6.0+)
- SGI IRIX 6.3+
Year 2000 Compliance
All versions of TclPro, as well as all tools and extensions that
ship as part of TclPro are Year 2000 compliant. Tcl/Tk 8.0.x and
higher are also Year 2000 compliant. Earlier versions can be compliant
if your application avoids date fields with 2-digit year fields. For
more information please go to the Year 2000