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[ITP] OTcl, TclCL, ns, nam
- From: Harold L Hunt II <huntharo at msu dot edu>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 16:03:12 -0400
- Subject: [ITP] OTcl, TclCL, ns, nam
[After the disaster that was my attempt to package cweb, I figured I
will ask some questions before wasting time packaging something that is
I am intending to package "The Network Simulator - ns-2":
From the Ns homepage:
"Ns is a discrete event simulator targeted at networking research. Ns
provides substantial support for simulation of TCP, routing, and
multicast protocols over wired and wireless (local and satellite) networks."
I am also intending to package "The Network Animator - Nam":
From the Nam homepage:
Nam is the Network Animator that animates simulations from ns.
Ns depends upon the 'OTcl' and 'TclCL' packages:
From the OTcl page:
"OTcl, short for MIT Object Tcl, is an extension to Tcl/Tk for
object-oriented programming. It shouldn't be confused with the IXI
Object Tcl extension by Dean Sheenan. (Sorry, but we both like the name
and have been using it for a while.)"
From the TclCL page:
"TclCL (Tcl with classes) is a Tcl/C++ interface used by Mash, vic, vat,
rtp_play, ns, and nam. It provides a layer of C++ glue over OTcl."
The overall goal here is to automate the installation of ns-2, along
with the animation component, for myself and other students in my
advanced networking class.
Nicolas Christin has an excellent step-by-step guide for compiling the
whole of ns under Cygwin:
I will need to start with packaging OTcl and TclCL before moving on to
ns and Nam.