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Ticket UUID: 7bf15618362cef2a1d624bf4e29443466c728c56
Title: Adding Next Scripting Framework/Language (NSF/NX) build plugin
Status: Closed Type: Feature Request
Severity: Minor Priority: Immediate
Subsystem: Tcl Resolution: Fixed
Last Modified: 2016-09-07 14:16:12
Version Found In: 0.9.2
Hi Roy!

As briefly discussed on IRC, a couple of weeks ago, I kindly ask to add an "nsf" build plugin to your kitcreator build array.

For some background on the Next Scripting Framework/Language (NSF/NX), which also comes with XOTcl 2, please see

Based on the examples available from the kitcreator fossil repo, I created an nsf/ (I could not attach a proper fossil patch to this ticket, therefore the pastebin drop).

I tested it using some examples from README:

export KITCREATOR_PKGS="nsf"

export KITCREATOR_PKGS="nsf"
./kitcreator --enable-64bit

export KITCREATOR_PKGS="nsf kitdll"

export KITCREATOR_PKGS="nsf kitdll"
./kitcreator --enable-64bit

(I used kitcreator 0.9.2)

I do not know whether this is sufficient from your point of view? Can I run further tests?

Besides, I was wondering:

- Why and, if yes, how you should I provide for static-linking support? NSF is a fully TEA-compliant, so adding this is not a big deal (based on your tryopts examples), but I do not see how this would be used then in a kitcreator build?!

- Is it possble to have build plugins (nsf) assemble an SCM checkout (git, fossil) rather than a tarball?

All the best,
User Comments:
anonymous added on 2015-08-20 13:59:09:
I completed nsf/, including support for static builds and cross-compilation. Tested with all make-kit-* recipes (or variants thereof) in build/* subdir (each in static/dynamic settings), except for:


(simply don't have access to suitable toolchains)

The final is now attached to the ticket. Was also tested with trunk/tip kitcreator as of today.

rkeene added on 2016-09-07 14:16:12: