TIP 482: Record Tk demo directory information

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Author:         Stuart Cassoff <stwo@users.sourceforge.net>
State:          Final
Type:           Project
Vote:           Done
Created:        03-Nov-2017
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.


Platform Considerations

Current Uncertainties as of 2017/11/21:

Reference Implementation

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.

See Also

TIP #483 [483]: Improved TIP #59 implementation for Tk.


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