Re: Starkit and BLT (was Re: Is there Starkit with BLT?)
From: Jean-Claude Wippler (jcw_at_equi4.com)
Date: 16 May 2004 03:21:17 -0700
"John Douglas" <email@example.com> wrote...
> >- BLT cannot be used as starkit because it does not support stubs
> Aha. This explains why dqkit was able to read my starkit (that included
> ref's to BLT procs) only if the original VFS files were in place. (Though
> it was not really reading the starkit - instead it sought out and found the
> VFS files.) So dqkit has BLT, but requires presence of the tcl scripts at
> runtime if BLT is included.
> I have an application that relies fairly heavily on BLT and I wish to
> distribute this without the tcl script code.
> Am I simply out of options? (I tried freewrap but got "tk dll" error
> messages from windows xp. I haven't given up on that route, but am at a
> loss as what to try next. I've already put in about 10 hours on freewrap
> and about half that on sdx/starpack just trying different combinations being
> teased the whole way that success was just around the again next corner!)
> Is it overly complicated to convert the BLT C source code so that it is
> stub enabled? Would this allow BLT to work in a starkit? I've not found
> alternatives to BLT's graphing capabilities.
This forum is the wrong place to ask. Ask George Howlett, the author
of BLT if/when stubs will be supported. The last answer I got a long
time ago, was that he didn't consider stubs a priority, because few
people ever asked for it. I cannot change that perception - everyone
who wants BLT to work with starkits, should talk to George.
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