Author: Stuart Cassoff <firstname.lastname@example.org> State: Accepted Type: Project Vote: Done Created: 03-Nov-2017 Post-History: Keywords: Tk, demos, configuration Tcl-Version: 8.7 Tk-Branch: tk-stu-pkg
The Tk demos can be installed anywhere but this location is not recorded anywhere. This TIP proposes recording the demo directory location.
The Tk demos can be installed in a non-default directory
by overriding the Makefile variable
DEMO_INSTALL_DIR at install-time.
Since this information isn't recorded anywhere
there is no practical way for an external entity
to determine the demo install directory.
Add an overridable configure-time variable
DEMO_DIRthat by default contains the current default demo install directory and have this propagate through the build system.
Record the configured demo directory in tkConfig.sh, tk.pc and
- Unix, MacOSX
- This TIP works as described.
- This TIP works as described however saved configuration information about directories is generally less useful on Windows because Tk is almost never installed into the same directories that are recorded in the pre-built files.
Current Uncertainties as of 2017/11/21:
- The function GetWidgetDemoPath in macosx/tkMacOSXMenus.c uses a different method to retrieve the value of the widget demo path. Is this ok?
- Only tested on Unix.
The reference implementation is available in the tk-stu-pkg branch. http://core.tcl.tk/tk/timeline?r=tk-stu-pkg
The code is licensed under the same license as Tk.
TIP #483 : Improved TIP #59 implementation for Tk.
This document has been placed in the public domain.