Tcl/Tk 8.3.3 binary distribution for Windows NT on Alpha

The file contains a binary distribution of Tcl/Tk 8.3.3 compiled with Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 for Windows NT running on a Compaq/Digital Alpha system. The Tcl and Tk libraries in this distribution have been built using the /LINK50COMPAT option to the MSVC++ linker, so they should be able to be linked into programs compiled with either version 5.x or 6.x of the MSVC++ compiler. That's what we think anyway; we don't have a 5.x compiler around to check.

To install:

  1. Select a directory on your system in which to install Tcl/Tk (for example, C:\Program Files). Unzip the file in that directory, taking care to preserve directory structure. A subdirectory 'Tcl' is generated containing the Tcl/Tk package. It also contains a ReadMeFirst.txt file with these instructions.

  2. In the subdirectory 'Tcl', type:
    bin\tclsh83 install.tcl
    This will set up file extension associations just as the installer program from Ajuba did for Windows installations on Intel platforms.

  3. If you decide to uninstall this distribution of Tcl/Tk, first run the uninstall script from the 'Tcl' directory:
    bin\tclsh83 uninstall.tcl
    This will clean up the file association changes. Then delete this directory and all its contents.

Other Tcl/Tk binary distributions for Windows NT on Alpha

Binary distributions of some older Tcl/Tk releases are also available: These binary distributions were compiled with Microsoft Visual C++ 4.0.

For those on the ``bleeding edge'', here is a binary distribution of Tcl/Tk 8.4a2 compiled with Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 for Alpha-NT systems using the /LINK50COMPAT option.

For more information on Tcl/Tk see the Tcl Developer eXchange.


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Last modified 2021 August 23 by Don Porter @ NIST (