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    Question Cannot Compile Tcl/Tk for Windows

    I'm trying to compile / build Tcl/Tk 8.4.14 on Windows platform.

    I have installed Visual Studio .Net 2005, Microsoft Platform SDK - Windows Server 2003 edition, and .Net Framework SDK 2.0. On a Windows XP SP2 environment.

    I unzipped Tcl/Tk source code, went to win directory, and ran nmake command to build source code distribution in the following way:

    nmake -f makefile.vc release

    When try to run nmake, following error occurs:

    Generating code
    Finished generating code
    if exist .\Release_i386_VC8\tcl84.dll.manifest mt -nologo -manifest .\Re
    lease_i386_VC8\tcl84.dll.manifest -outputresource:.\Release_i386_VC8\tcl84.dll;2

    Nothing to do!
    Modes of operation:
    -hashupdate Update hashes of member files
    -makecdfs Generate CDF files to make catalogs
    -verbose Disply piles of debugging information

    -manifest <foo.man> The name of the manifest to work with

    Normal usage: mt.exe -hashupdate -makecdfs -manifest foo.man

    NMAKE : fatal error U1077: 'if' : return code '0x1'

    It seems to be a Manifest Tool error. I don't know if provided make file isn't compatible with Visual C++ compiler 8.0.

    I don't know if is necessary to use other Visual C++ compiler version (Such as 5.0 or 6.0). I need to know how to solve this error to continue to install Tcl/Tk.

    I appreciate some help.

    Best regards.
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    Just use ActiveTcl .

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