[Rubyinstaller-devel] Tk (was: Additional FAQ questions for review)

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 09:19:08 EDT 2009

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Roger Pack<rogerdpack at gmail.com> wrote:
> [...]
>> The problem with that is that Tk requires ActiveTcl, which cannot be
>> automated and cannot be stripped of dependencies.
>> The alternative requires building ourself the Tcl/Tk component.
> Very interesting.  I thought the same as you do until this morning--it
> appears that with mswin [the rc2] build I can run tk apps without
> having to first install ActiveTcl.  Anybody have an idea why that is
> possible?

Perhaps Tk libraries are located system-wide.

Use ProcessExplorer over a IRB session after you required 'tk' and it
should list the loaded DLLs, allowing you see the image path where the
file got loaded from.

I haven't bundled Tk with rc2, so is definitely something in your system.
Luis Lavena
Perfection in design is achieved not when there is nothing more to add,
but rather when there is nothing more to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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