Purpose: to document and review attempts to provide GUI toolkits for Tcl that are based on a library other than Tk's graphical library.
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With the arrival of Tile, Tcl apps can draw native Windows XP/OS X widgets. Other GUI libraries have this ability:
While those (although famous) are not:
Where: ftp://csc.canberra.edu.au/pub/motif/tclMotif/tclMotif.tar.z ftp://ftp.x.org/contrib/devel_tools/tclMotif.1.4.tar.Z ftp://ftp.procplace.com/pub/tcl/sorted/packages-7.6/devel/tclMotif.1.4.tar.gz Description: A Tcl shell (moat) which uses Motif widgets rather than Tk widgets. Requires Tcl 7.3 and Motif 1.2.1. Some Motif 2.0 support is present, but it is based on a beta release of Motif 2.0. A mailing list is available on mailto:[email protected] ; send a "subscribe tclMotif your_name" line to join. Updated: 09/2002 Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Jan Newmarch)
Where: ftp://media.mit.edu/pub/WavesWorld/WW1.0B2Complete.tar ftp://media.mit.edu/pub/WavesWorld/WW1.0B2SrcOnly.tar Description: This is a strictly NeXTSTEP interface. One of the two palettes included in this release is WWTCLWidgets one take on how to integrate Tcl into the NeXTSTEP development environment. The other palette makes use of the Tcl widget palette. The other WavesWorld palettes, on ftp://media.mit.edu/pub/WavesWorld/, integrate Tcl into IB, complete with a suite of UI objects, and a 3D modeling language called eve, which is basically Tcl with a full RenderMan binding. The WWTCLWidgetsPalette includes a WWTCLInterp, which is an objective-C wrapper around a Tcl interp. Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Michael B. Johnson)
Where: From the contact Description: A Tcl 7.x interface to the XVT GUI toolbox. It is not a complete encapsulation of XVT, though it may be close enough to be useful. It is freely distributable software, even though XVT is not. It was developed with the Macintosh's MPW 3.2+ and SCO Motif on XVT v3.02. It has not been ported to Windows. PortBox requires an ANSI C compiler. This is *NOT* a version of Tk for the Macintosh or Windows. Updated: Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Cecil Coupe)
Where: ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/rom/euuc-freeware/MISCELLA/TCL/TCLMOTIF.Z Description: Ultrix port of Tcl 6 with Motif extension. Updated: Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Doug Barlow, DECwest NSM/AD)
Where: From the contact Description: Changes to tclMotif 1.2 to integrate the XbaeMatrixWidget (a freely distributable Motif efficient, editable matrix widget) into tclMotif. Updated: Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Sriram Srinivasan)
Where: http://www.bgi-sa.com/ Description: Native MS-Windows GUI interface, for Windows 95/NT. Requires Tcl 8.0 or ActiveTcl. Replaces Tk. Create modeless dialog boxes, native window controls, extended window controls, user drawn window controls and bitmapped buttons with [tooltips] in dll form. A sample GUI editor written in Tcl is provided. A new version is almost finished with full MDI support (multi menu), Popup Menu, Growable and dockable dialog boxes, Tooltips. Licence is free of charge, doc is in the form of a Winhelp file, Source available on request. Updated: 12/1998 Contact: mailto:[email protected] (N. Frankinet)
Where: http://tcl-gtk.sourceforge.net/ Description: A number of GTk widgets have been bound to Tcl 8.2, based on GTk 1.2. Currently at pre-alpha version 0.03. Updated: 07/1999 Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Mark S. Patton)
Where: http://www.multimania.com/awaken Description: The wx is a new GUI extension to Tcl, based on wxWindows and wxGTK. its intention is to provide a developer with an extension able to provide a native look and feel, contemporary looking programming constructs, AND still be able to operate within a normal Tcl and Tk application! The extension is considered beta at this time, but should exhibit the possibilities to the developer. Updated: 09/2000 Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Olivier Paquay)
RLH 2006-10-23: wxTcl is no longer being developed and hasn't been for a while. Pity that.
Where: http://www.bluem.net/en/mac/pashua/ Description: Pashua is a tool for creating simple, but native Aqua GUIs for Perl, PHP, shell scripts or AppleScript. "Simple" means: It's limited to dialog windows, and the number of different GUI widgets available is currently limited to text input fields, checkboxes, radiobuttons, popup menus, combo boxes, texts, cancel and default buttons. Updated: 01/2014 Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Carsten Bluem)