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Tkx.pm ------ The Tkx module provides yet another Tk interface for Perl. Tk is a GUI toolkit tied to the Tcl language, and Tkx provides a bridge to Tcl that allows Tk based applications to be written in Perl. The main idea behind Tkx is that it is a very thin wrapper on top of Tcl, i.e. that what you get is exactly the behaviour you read about in the Tcl/Tk documentation with no surprises added by the Perl layer. In order to use Tkx, you need to understand enough Tcl to be able to read the documentation for Tcl/Tk and figure out how this maps to the Tkx. You will not need to write any Tcl code though, as all your GUI work, including the creation of megawidgets can be done in Perl using Tkx. The benefit of this approach compared Nick Ing-Simmons's classic Tk.pm module is that you can always use the latest features that Tk/Tcl provides and that you can use Tcl's native megawidgets directly. Tk.pm has stagnated recently because of the huge effort needed to port it to run with newer versions of Tk. The downside of the Tkx approach is that you will need to know a bit about Tcl and that you have to install Tcl/Tk on both your development and deployment systems. Another downside is that you will not be able to use any of the Tk:: add-ons or megawidgets already present on CPAN. Tkx is the toolkit used to implement the GUI frontends of ActiveState's PDK tools. In order to install Tkx, you will need to have Tcl/Tk-8.4 and perl-5.8 with the Tcl.pm module installed. Installation otherwise follow the normal drill: perl Makefile.PL make make test make install If you have questions about this code or want to report bugs send a message to the <firstname.lastname@example.org> mailing list. To subscribe to this list send an empty message to <email@example.com>. The official source repository for Tkx is http://github.com/gisle/tkx/. You can grab the latest sources with: git clone git://github.com/gisle/tkx.git This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. Copyright 2005 ActiveState. All rights reserved.