tmk is a tcl based intelligent 'make' tool. This 'make' tool combines the functionality of a traditional make utility with the power of the Tcl scripting language. This makes it Swiss Army Knife for automating all kinds of tasks, e.g. in software development and systems administration.
Like the traditional make utility, it is based on checking whether certain tasks have to be performed because files have been modified. This way, you can automatically recompile all programs that depend on a certain file, or distribute data onto machines that are not yet up to date.
In addition, tmk has a lot of features that make has not. Most importantly, it provides higher levels of abstractions than make does. This is achieved through platform-independent commands and modules, and via the powerful configuration subsystem that allows to set up tmk for different platforms and sites.
Here are some key features of "tmk":
· you can use it like make
· you can work on a higher level of abstraction
· tmk provides an advanced scripting environment
What's New in This Release:
· separate configuration files.
· linux version detection method is now based on lsb_release.