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@wduquette wduquette released this Dec 6, 2014 · 3 commits to master since this release

Significant Changes:

  • Quill has a new template architecture for project trees and other
    project elements.
  • There are now two project tree templates, "app" and "lib".
  • There is now a 'quill add' command, for adding skeleton project
    elements (libs, apps, etc.) to existing projects.

Issues Closed

  • #50: 'quill basekit''s help is out-of-date.
  • #49: Can't bootstrap Quill easily
  • #48: 'quill add' command
  • #46: Feature Request - Release checklist
  • #45: Tool usage string convention
  • #34: 'quill new -force'
  • #10: 'quill new lib'
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@wduquette wduquette released this Nov 8, 2014 · 32 commits to master since this release

Significant Changes:

  • There is now a minimally complete user's guide.
  • Quill can now format section-numbered documents as well as man pages.
  • Quill build products reference the full platform string. I.e., Quill now knows
    the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit Linux.
  • quill build all: One command now serves to:
    • Check the project's dependencies
    • Run the project's tests
    • Format the project's documentation
    • Build the project's libraries
    • Build the project's applications for the current platform.
    • Build the distribution .zip file(s) for the current platform.
  • quill build for: Following quill build all, Quill can now build the
    project for any platform for which a basekit available, building the
    project's applications and distribution files for the platform with
    one command.
  • quill basekit: The user can list basekits available locally and at, and retrieve basekits for local use.
  • quill teapot fix: Quill has a new scheme for managing the permissions on the
    local teapot that does not require running Quill with sudo. It should also
    work better on Linux.
  • Considerable work on the internals.

Issues Closed in Quill v0.3.0

  • #39 quilldoc(n): xref of top-level section includes erroneous "."
  • #38 quilldoc(n): 'section' stack traces if prior section cannot be found.
  • #37 quilldoc(n): xref fails with an error on unknown xref ID
  • #35 Quill doesn't update "package require" version for unprovided packages
  • #30 Default Distribution set
  • #29 New project has zero test failures
  • #28 table(n) should be dictable(n) refactor
  • #27 'quill env' should use dictable for formatting output.
  • #26 'package require' in project.quill results in "unexpected error"
  • #25 quillinfo(n) has no man page
  • #24 Application library packages should be "app_name", not "nameapp".
  • #23 'quill new' adds docs/index.html, not docs/index.quilldoc.
  • #22 Use relative paths with tclapp
  • #21 Dist names with "%platform" are expanded too early
  • #20 'quill build' error checking is bad.
  • #19 'quill test' on multiple test targets
  • #16 'quill teapot' reports that teapot is not linked when it is.
  • #14 test pathfind-1.1 and 1.3 fail on Windows
  • #13 quill build all
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@wduquette wduquette released this Aug 31, 2014 · 143 commits to master since this release

This is the second release of the Quill Build System for TCL/TK. See the README and other documentation for complete information on what Quill is, and on the features of this release.

Quill 0.2.0 contains these changes over Quill 0.1.0.

  • Support for any TCL Interpreter. (Previously, Quill only worked with ActiveTcl 8.6 installations.)
  • Better support for Windows, thanks to Stephan Effelsberg who pointed out a number of bugs.
  • User-editable configuration. Quill relies on a number of helper applications, include the user's tclsh.
    These can now be set explicitly if need be. See 'quill env' for a list of the helpers Quill is using.
  • Quill can run arbitrary scripts in the context of the project's code base.
  • Quill can now build starpacks for other platforms, acquiring basekits from

Quill still relies on ActiveTcl's "teacup" executable and on TclDevKit's "tclapp" executable for certain functions; but Quill can still do a great deal for you even if neither of these are available.

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@wduquette wduquette released this Jul 29, 2014 · 206 commits to master since this release

This is the initial public release of Quill, a build system and project manager for Tcl projects. Quill is intended to automate all of the normal development activities with a minimum of fuss.

As of v0.1.0, Quill can

  • Create application project trees
  • Run test suites
  • Format nice looking HTML documentation
  • Manage and retrieve external packages using teacup
  • Build stand-alone applications and starkits using tclapp

Quill is used to manage its own development. It has been tested in use on OS X; it is designed to work on Linux and Windows as well, but there are likely to be bugs. Please report any issues using the tcl-quill issue tracker at [].

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