Tcl Dev Kit Now Available

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – August 20, 2002 – ActiveState Corp., the leader in open language-based software, services, and resources, announces the Tcl Dev Kit 2.0, ActiveState's major update to the Tcl toolkit, enabling rapid development and delivery of Tcl applications on the HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows platforms. The Tcl Dev Kit 2.0 extends the functionality of the original TclPro tool set with tool UIs, Tcl 8.4 support, and overall quality improvements. The Tcl Dev Kit 2.0 gives Tcl developers a powerful suite of application development tools, similar to those enjoyed by the thousands of Perl programmers using ActiveState's Perl Dev Kit.

Key new enhancements to the Tcl Dev Kit are tool UIs added to the Wrapper and Compiler, making the options for these tools clearer and more manageable. As well, the debugging coverage option ensures code is thoroughly tested, and hotspot profiling helps identify performance bottlenecks.

"The quality of ActiveState's Tcl Dev Kit really shows. It's a lot more stable and consistent than the open source version [TclPro], and it has a really intuitive user interface," said Joe Mistachkin, Principal Software Engineer of TCLBridge. "I use ActiveState's Tcl Dev Kit in the development of TCLBridge and find the debugger is great at handling all facets of source-level Tcl debugging, allowing me to get work done more quickly and accurately."

Tcl Dev Kit 2.0 features and benefits:

  • TclPro Checker – Batch mode static code analyzer from command prompt checks for errors as you write code
  • TclPro Debugger – Powerful Tcl debugging capabilities including remote debugging
  • TclPro Wrapper – Deploy Tcl programs as ready-to-run executables for HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows
  • TclPro Compiler – A pre-compiler for obfuscating your code from prying eyes

The Tcl Dev Kit is available for $295. It is also provided as part of ActiveState's complete Tcl programming bundle, ASPN Tcl, for $495. The ASPN Tcl bundle also contains: a Tcl-enabled version of ActiveState's Komodo IDE for open languages, online access to Tcl resources including the Tcl Cookbook, interactive tools, and ASPN's comprehensive programming resources.