tkpp - frontend to pp written in Perl/Tk.


You just have to execute command line : tkpp


Tkpp is a GUI frontend to pp, which can turn perl scripts into stand-alone PAR files, perl scripts or executables.

You can save command line generated, load and save your Tkpp configuration GUI. Below is a short explanation of tkpp GUI.

File -> Save command line

When you build or display command line in the Tkpp GUI, you can save the command line in a separated file. This command line can be executed from a terminal.

File -> Save configuration

You can save your GUI configuration (all options used) to load and execute it next time.

File -> Load configuration

Load your saved file configuration. All saved options will be set in the GUI.

File -> Exit

Close Tkpp.

Help -> Tkpp documentation

Display POD documentation of Tkpp.

Help -> pp documentation

Display POD documentation of pp.

Help -> About Tkpp

Display version and authors of Tkpp.

Help -> About pp

Display version and authors of pp ( pp --version).

Tabs GUI

There are five tabs in GUI : General Options, Information, Size, Other Options and Output.

All tabs contain all options which can be used with pp. All default pp options are kept. You can now set as you want the options. When your have finished, you can display the command line or start building your package. You will have the output tab to see error or verbose messages.


In Win32 system, the building is executed in a separate process, then the GUI is not frozen.

The first time you use Tkpp, it will tell you to install some CPAN modules to use the GUI (like Tk, Tk::ColoredButton...).


pp, PAR


Tkpp was written by Doug Gruber and rewrite by Djibril Ousmanou. In the event this application breaks, you get both pieces :-)


Copyright 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2014, 2015 by Doug Gruber <doug(a)>, Audrey Tang <> and Djibril Ousmanou <djibel(a)>.

Neither this program nor the associated pp program impose any licensing restrictions on files generated by their execution, in accordance with the 8th article of the Artistic License:

    "Aggregation of this Package with a commercial distribution is
    always permitted provided that the use of this Package is embedded;
    that is, when no overt attempt is made to make this Package's
    interfaces visible to the end user of the commercial distribution.
    Such use shall not be construed as a distribution of this Package."

Therefore, you are absolutely free to place any license on the resulting executable, as long as the packed 3rd-party libraries are also available under the Artistic License.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.