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From: "Dennis LaBelle" <dlabelle@nycap.rr.com>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.tcl.announce
Subject: ANNOUNCE: freeWrap 4.4 released
Date: 9 Oct 2000 16:31:59 -0700

This message announces the release of freeWrap version 4.4

The freeWrap program turns TCL/TK scripts into single-file binary
executable programs. freeWrap can wrap TCL/TK applications that consist of
multiple script and binary files. freeWrap combines all the files together
into a single executable file.

freeWrap 4.4 is based on TCL/TK 8.3.2

freeWrap executables are freely available for both Linux and

Instructions and source code for building freeWrap on both Windows and UNIX
platforms is also freely available.

The following additional variations of freeWrap are also available for

     freewrapBLT         a windowing application that includes TCL/TK and
the BLT extension
     freewrapTCLSH       a console-only application which includes only

Please visit the freeWrap home page at:


Changes implemented in version 4.4

Implemented using TCL/TK 8.3.2.

Added a -w "wrap using" option to specify the file to use as the freeWrap
stub. This allows cross-platform creation of wrapped applications.

Created ::freewrap namespace and moved all existing freewrap variables,
commands and procedures into it.

All extensions compiled into freeWrap (blt, winico, dde, registry, Tk) are
now statically loaded and are available for loading into TCL interpreters
created with the "interp" command.

    New Windows related features
    Added some commands to install new file types and associations into the
Windows registry.

    Added a ::freewrap::shortcut command to create shortcuts under Windows.

    Added a ::freewrap::getSpecialDir command to find "Start Menu",
    and similar directory locations under Windows.

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