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QOTW: "Of course, there are no guarantees when it comes to poorly designed
software." -- Don Libes
"Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a UI
problem." -- maintenance specialist William Dye
POTW: Muonics' "... second product ... [is] similar to Scotty, but orders
of magnitude better for SNMP/MIB stuff ..."
Learn all about the Tcl 2005 Conference.
Do you think you want something to happen periodically? John
Perry explains the "classical" challenges of that requirement.
Pass arrays in and out of procedures.
Bob Techentin understands how to drag and drop with Bwidgets.
Melissa Schrumpf explains the "cooperative multitasking" flavor
Where in a widget hierarchy should events--FocusIn in particular--bind?
Notice Donald Arsenau's succinct solution.
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his summary of Wiki activity:
Lots of little utilities populate last week's recent changes.
And there are other things too of course. So, let's get
- The French Wiki mentions a conversion tool, pstoedit,
that transforms a PostScript file into some other
format - among which Tcl. Result: a script to reproduce
the PS file in a canvas - <http://wfr.tcl.tk/985>>
- If you need to draw in a vector-oriented way,
in an SVG-like way, tkpath may be what you need:
- Okay, you can never remember via what commands you
create a starkit. Try <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13999>>
and you don't have to anymore.
- A very basic script allows you to show a circling
line to indicate something is doing its job and
needs time for that - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/14551>>
- Ever seen those panels with a shaded background?
Nice, aren't they? All within reach as a "snit"
widget - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/14449>>
A thing for a tiny computer
- Tclkit has been ported to those handheld
computer thingies ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13487>>
Everything Tcl-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in these
The "Welcome to comp.lang.tcl" message by Andreas Kupries
The Tcl Developer Site is Tcl's "home base".
Larry Virden maintains a comp.lang.tcl FAQ launcher.
The Tcl Developer Xchange is a highly organized resource center
of documents and software with provisions for individuals to
maintain references to their own software:
The TDX sponsor, ActiveState, also keeps info to convince your
boss Tcl is a good thing
The Tcl'ers Wiki is a huge, dynamic, collaboratively edited repository
of documentation, examples, tutorials and pontifications on all things
For the ideal overview of the topics about Tcl most likely to
interest a newcomer, see "Arts and Crafts ..."
ActiveState maintains binaries distribution and development tools
along with a Cookbook of Tcl recipes
deli.cio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Tcl intelligence.
Cameron Laird tracks several Tcl/Tk references of interest
Cetus Links maintains a Tcl/Tk page with verified links
"Yahoo! Groups" archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts
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