TCL-DP

Tcl-DP , short for Tcl Distributed Programming, adds TCP, UDP, IP-multicast connection management, remote procedure call (RPC), serial communication and distributed object protocols to Tcl. A C API allows non-Tcl RPC clients to send commands to an RPC server and receive responses.

Attributes

current version
4.2.0
release time
2010-08-15
website
http://tcldp.sourceforge.net
website (older, original)
http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Info/Projects/zeno/Projects/Tcl-DP.html
contact
mailto:[email protected]
contact
mailto:[email protected]
contact
tcl-dp-bu[email protected]
contact
mailto:[email protected]

Historical

The following information is preserved for the historians

ftp://ftp.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/pub/users/roseman/tcl-dp-0.2.sit.hqx

http://pages.infinit.net/cclients/files/tcl-dp.4.0.htm

Documentation

Redesigning Tcl-DP , Mike Perham, Brian C. Smith, Tibor Jánosi Ioi Lam

Description

Tcl Distributed Programming, a public domain extension which adds TCP/IP connection management, remote procedure call and distributed object protocols to Tcl/Tk. Tcl-DP 4.0 is now dynamically loadable for Tcl 7.6 that adds support for TCP, UDP, IPM, serial ports, email as well as the ability to perform RPCs over any channel. It has been tested on SunOS 4.1.3, Solaris 2.5, Linux 2.0.29, HP-UX 9.05, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 95.
The roseman file is an alpha port of Tcl-DP to PowerMac.
The infinit web page is a description of a port (version 4.0.1.0) to Tcl 8.1, with stubs and dynamic loading provided.

After nearly a decade without updates, Tcl-DP is back. Tcl-DP has been updated to work with Tcl 8.5 as well as the most recent operating systems, while maintaining compatability with Tcl-DP 4.0.


What: Tcl-DP fix (Krakowiak)
Where: From the contact
Description: A fix to distribObj.tcl so that clients names are kept. I don't know if this and the next are related or not.
Updated:
Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Sacha Krakowiak)

What: Tcl-DP fix (Pauba)
Where: From the contact
Description: A fix to dp_UndistributeObject. I don't know if this and the previous fix are related or not.
Updated:
Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Kevin L. Pauba)

What: Tcl-DP with caller id
Where: From the contact
Description: A modification of rpc.tcl to call the in.indentd process to see who is making a request.
Updated:
Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Tom Sandholm)

What: Tcl-DP with Multicast IP
Where: ftp://agate.lut.ac.uk/pub/mbone/tdpm3.2.tar.Z
Description: A version of Tcl-DP 3.2 which is patched to include support for multicast IP communications. It also has an early prototype of a late-binding RPC system.
Updated:
Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Jon P. Knight)

What: dp_RPC
Where: https://wiki.tcl-lang.org/dp_RPC
Description: A pure-Tcl replacement for Tcl-DP. It was originally developed by Steve Wahl, as part of the Eolas Spynergy Toolkit.
Not actively maintained
Updated: 6/2004
Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Mike Doyle)

What: DpTcl
Where: http://members.cox.net/gerald.lester/DpTcl.tar.gz
Description: A Tcl only package compatible with TclDp, supplying advanced TCP/IP connectivity.
Not actively maintained
Updated: 12/2005
Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Gerald Lester)

What: Tcl RPC (Roseman)
Where: From the contact
Description: Subset of tcl-dp like layer over Tcl 7.5's socket code. Intended as an example of how to use the socket command.
Updated:
Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Mark Roseman)

What: Tcl RPC (Shorter)
Where: ftp://ftp.globalware.com/pub/tcl/tcl-RPC-1.3.0.tar.gz
Description: Provides an RPC interface on top of Tcl 7.5's socket command. This provides some level of replacement for Tcl-DP 3.3b1.
Updated:
Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Michael E Shorter)

What: Tcl UDP
Where: From the contact
Description: Tcl extended to support UDP sockets as an extension. Contact considering extending this into a dynamically loadable extension for full socket functionality, so that sockets need not be in the core.
Updated: 12/1998
Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Sami Khoury)

What: TclUdp (Bornmann)
Where: http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/%7Echrisbo/udp/ (???)
ftp://ftp.tcl.tk/pub/tcl/mirror/ftp.procplace.com/sorted/packages-7.6/comm/tcludp-1.1/tcludp-1.1.tar.gz
http://www.cs.tamu.edu/people/mmiller/tcl/
Description: Extension to Tcl 7.5 to provide access to UDP sockets. Available for Unix and Windows.
More about tcludp at tamu.
Updated: 12/1998
Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Christopher Brendan Bornmann)

What: tcludp (Miller)
Where: http://www.cs.tamu.edu/people/mmiller/tcl/
Description: Extension to add text based UDP datagrams to Tcl 7.6 or 8.0. Works with Tcl on Solaris, OSF1, Linux, and SCO Unix.
Updated: 10/1999
Contact: mailto:[email protected]

What: Tk without X (beta)
Where: ftp://toe.cs.berkeley.edu/pub/multimedia/misc/tknx0.3.tar.Z
Description: A version of Tk without the X dependent code. Allows the construction of programs using send, after and a few of the other non-X specific commands. Useful to use with Tcl-DP.
Updated:
Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Brian Smith)