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kettle_sources - Kettle - How To Get The Sources

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  • package require Tcl 8.5


Welcome to Kettle, a set of packages providing support for writing build code for Tcl packages.

Please read the document Kettle - Introduction to Kettle, if you have not done so already, to get an overview of the whole system.

The audience of this document is anyone wishing to either have just a look at Kettle's source code, or build the packages, or to extend and modify them.

For builders and developers we additionally provide

  1. Kettle - License.

  2. Kettle - The Installer's Guide.

  3. Kettle - The Developer's Guide.


Source Location

The official repository for Kettle can be found at http://chiselapp.com/user/andreas_kupries/repository/Kettle


Assuming that you simply wish to look at the sources, or build a specific revision, the easiest way of retrieving it is to:

  1. Log into this site, as "anonymous", using the semi-random password in the captcha.

  2. Go to the "Timeline".

  3. Choose the revision you wish to have and

  4. follow its link to its detailed information page.

  5. On that page, choose either the "ZIP" or "Tarball" link to get a copy of this revision in the format of your choice.

Source Code Management

For the curious (or a developer-to-be), the sources are managed by the Fossil SCM. Binaries for popular platforms can be found directly at its download page.

With that tool available the full history can be retrieved via:

    fossil clone  http://chiselapp.com/user/andreas_kupries/repository/Kettle  kettle.fossil

followed by

    mkdir kettle
    cd kettle
    fossil open ../kettle.fossil

to get a checkout of the head of the trunk.

Bugs, Ideas, Feedback

This document, and the package it describes, will undoubtedly contain bugs and other problems. Please report such at the Kettle Tracker. Please also report any ideas for enhancements you may have for either package and/or documentation.


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