The gorilla example, Building Starkits and Starpacks using a Makefile, was great, but it rebuilds the whole shebang every time. I was looking for a Makefile that would let me make local changes, rebuild, and test before checking the source back in.
I removed the dependency on the local Tcl installation from my earlier version, because that became impossible to maintain. All the required files now get checked out to a well-known tree rooted at SUPPORT.
Much simplified from earlier version. This will build on Linux and Windows platforms (tested on Redhat and Suse and XP.) For example, you can cross-compile a Linux binary on XP using:
See also cross-building a starkit, for a cross-build that starts with a starkit and builds for several platforms.
LV 2009-11-18 So on Windows, what files are needed to support this Makefile process?
dcd 2009-12-10 You need, obviously, a tclkitsh built for Windows and gnu make, cp, rm and mkdir; preferably a recent version of make. I use a cygwin environment, but you could just grab unix-utils and stay with your dos shell; untested, but I'm pretty sure you could make that work and avoid the overhead of a full cygwin install.
# Support for Linux and Windows XP platforms # This builds from the app.tcl source, not a kit # # SUPPORT is the base for the runtimes and tcl libraries SUPPORT := ../support/tcl WINRT := $(SUPPORT)/win/bin/tclkitsh-win32.upx.exe LINRT := $(SUPPORT)/unix/bin/tclkitsh-linux TCLLIB := $(SUPPORT)/lib SDXKIT := $(SUPPORT)/sdx.kit # OS is defined on Windows, not on Linux ifndef OS OS := LINUX else OS := WIN endif # pick the correct tclkit to run sdx.kit ifeq ($(OS),WIN) SDX = $(WINRT) $(SDXKIT) else SDX = $(LINRT) $(SDXKIT) endif # if not defined # set the target architecture to the build machine ifndef ARCH ARCH = $(OS) endif # point to the correct runtime # and to the location of the platform specific binaries # and get the application extension set ifeq ($(ARCH),WIN) LIBTCL := $(SUPPORT)/win/lib RUNTIME = $(WINRT) APPEXT = .exe else ifeq ($(ARCH),LINUX) LIBTCL := $(SUPPORT)/unix/lib RUNTIME = $(LINRT) APPEXT = endif endif # TCLLIBS, here, means pure tcl packages, not just from Tcllib # each lib here should be in its own directory in $(SUPPORT)/lib TCLLIBS := uri # each package in BINLIBS s.b. in its own platform specific library BINLIBS := tnc tdom0.8.2 Tcldom2.6 Tclxml2.6 APP := myapp EXE := $(patsubst %,%$(APPEXT),$(APP)) VFS = $(APP).vfs VFSLIB = $(VFS)/lib # a list of files you want copied into the application PACKAGES = $(TCLLIBS) $(BINLIBS) dtd.xml all: $(EXE) # it appears that windows or sdx doesn't like copying the runtime # if it is the same runtime that is executing sdx.kit # so the copy / remove dance is necessary %$(APPEXT) : %.vfs $(PACKAGES) cp $(RUNTIME) ./runtime $(SDX) wrap $@ -runtime runtime rm runtime chmod +x $@ # this prevents make from trying, and failing, to delete # the vfs directory, which is not a regular file .SECONDARY : $(patsubst %,%.vfs,$(APP)) # make 3.81 doesn't require this workaround export PACKAGES %.vfs : %.tcl if [ ! -d $@ ]; \ then $(SDX) qwrap $<; $(SDX) unwrap $*.kit; fi; \ cp $< $@/lib/app-$*/ # put packages here, they may each have different idiosyncracies .PHONY : $(PACKAGES) $(PACKAGES) : $(VFS) $(TCLLIBS): $(APP).vfs if [ ! -d $(VFSLIB)/$@ ] ; then \ mkdir $(VFSLIB)/$@ ; fi cp $(TCLLIB)/$(@)/*.tcl $(VFSLIB)/$@ dtd.xml: $(APP).vfs cp $(APP)/$@ $< $(BINLIBS): $(APP).vfs if [ ! -d $(VFSLIB)/$@ ] ; then \ mkdir $(VFSLIB)/$@ ; fi cp $(LIBTCL)/$(@)/* $(VFSLIB)/$@ clean: rm -f $(APP) $(patsubst %,%.kit,$(APP)) $(patsubst %,%.exe,$(APP)); \ rm -rf $(patsubst %,%.vfs,$(APP))