Installation requirements and instructions


TWAPI requires Tcl 8.4 or higher. It will not load on older versions of Tcl.

The distribution comes in two forms: a ZIP archive ("") and a Starkit ("twapi-VERSION.kit").

System Requirements

The TWAPI extension supports Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 4 or later, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 2003. In addition, TWAPI needs the following two additional DLL's on Windows NT 4.0 systems:

Both these are freely redistributable. Follow the instructions in the downloads for installation of these files on Windows NT 4.0 systems.

The extension will fail to load if the above requirements are not met.

Installing the ZIP distribution

To install the ZIP distribution, unzip it into a directory and add the location of the twapi distribution directory to your Tcl auto_path. Alternatively, copy it to the lib directory in your Tcl installation.

NOTE: As of V0.5, TWAPI no longer depends on the cmdline and TclExcept packages.

Installing the Starkit distribution

The TWAPI Starkit distribution is self-contained except for the documentation. To use this distribution, simply use the Tcl source command to read it into your Tcl interpreter.


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