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kinetcl_devguide - KineTcl - The Developer's Guide

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  • package require Tcl 8.5
  • package require kinetcl ?0.1?


Welcome to KineTcl, a binding of the OpenNI framework providing Tcl with access to MS Kinect (tm), and related sensor systems.

This document is a guide for developers working on KineTcl, i.e. maintainers fixing bugs, extending the package's functionality, etc.

Please read

  1. KineTcl - License,

  2. KineTcl - How To Get The Sources, and

  3. KineTcl - The Installer's Guide

first, if that was not done already. Here we assume that the sources are already available in a directory of your choice, and that you not only know how to build and install them, but also have all the necessary requisites to actually do so. The guide to the sources in particular also explains which source code management system is used, where to find it, how to set it up, etc.

Playing with KineTcl

We currently do not have demo applications.

Developing for KineTcl

Directory structure


This directory contains the documentation sources. The texts are written in doctools format, whereas the figures are a mixture of TeX (math formulas), and tklib's dia(gram) package and application.


This directory contains the documentation converted to regular manpages (nroff) and HTML. It is called embedded because these files, while derived, are part of the fossil repository, i.e. embedded into it. This enables fossil to access and display these files when serving the repositories' web interface. The "Command Reference" link at http://chiselapp.com/user/andreas_kupries/repository/KineTcl/home is, for example, accessing the generated HTML.

Demonstration Application and Framework
Package Code, General structure

This is the master file of the package. Based on critcl (v3.1) it contain alls the necessary declarations to build the package.


This is the companions to the "kinetcl.tcl" file which implements the higher-level interfaces on top of the C-based primitive operations, and determines policies.

The documentation (see "doc/") mainly describes this higher-level API, plus the few primitives which are passed through unchanged, i.e. without getting wrapped into Tcl procedures.

Package Code, Per Package

Bugs, Ideas, Feedback

This document, and the package it describes, will undoubtedly contain bugs and other problems. Please report such at the KineTcl Tracker. Please also report any ideas for enhancements you may have for either package and/or documentation.


3D vision, Kinect, OpenNI, PrimeSense, computer vision, tracking, volume sensor


3rd party library binding