TclApp, a component of Tcl Dev Kit since release 2.5, is a tool to bundle Tcl scripts and related resources for deployment as a single-file, installation-free executables Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, AIX, and HP-UX.
TclApp creates multi-architecture starkits. In contrast to prowrap, which uses a limited ad-hoc variant of a virtual filesystem specifically written for it, TclApp is based on the complete and generic virtual filesystem of Tcl Tcl 8.4. It generates metakit-based starkits and starpacks.
Beyond that TclApp is capable of directly wrapping packages without the user being forced to specify all files in the package during wrapping. This is handled through package definition files which contain all the necessary information.
A companion tool, the TclApp Package Editor can be used to create and edit such files.
Before release 2.5 the Tcl Dev Kit contained an enhanced version of prowrap providing a GUI for easy access to the features of the application.
|What||tclapp||sdx||tclapp option to have sdx behaviour|
|get MP (mount point)||starkit::topdir||starkit::topdir|
|Wrap path||MP/||MP/lib/application/||-anchor /|
|Start file||MP/main.tcl||Option -startfile with autogenerated main.tcl||-nospecials|
|Custom windows text resources||-stringinfo||MP/tclkit.inf|