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QOTW: "If you don't have lsof, install it now. It's an invaluable
debugging aid." - Andreas Leitgeb
"Aqua is highly customizable -- if you happen to be an Apple employee
who's working on the display system..." - Joe English
POTW: tcluno - tcl interface for OpenOffice.org on Linux ( and Windows )
It provides access from Tcl to the OpenOffice.org UNO interface and
the OpenOffice UNO urp protocol. Tcl only packages itcluno,
unospection based on tcluno and tclurtp packages for (hopefully) easy
access to OpenOffice.org. All the packages are Tcl only. So these
packages should run at least on Linux and Windows. (These operating
systems were tested) For german users: there will be an article in
the german linux-magazin 03/2006 (Thanks to Carsten Zerbst)
Blown onwards by the winds of synergy Eric Hassold presents
another eTcl bugfix release:
Donal Fellows, Eckhard Lehmann, Ralf Fassel, and others discuss
quite seriously object orientation, namespacing, and their
connections and consequences:
Diverging opinion regarding number of open files between user and OS
can lead to problems ( and the OS always wins ):
The equivalent of painting oneself ( or an unfortunate user ) into
a corner by obscuring a modal dialog :
ActiveState goes solo. Again.
Callbacks from lisp and understanding the Tk model:
Accesorizing images and icons to blend into a Themed World:
Embedding MFC-Elements inside a Tk Applikation ( Windows only ;-) :
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
no new TIPS have been submitted but white smoke was seen:
TIP 94 by Miguel Sofer : Procedures as Values via '''apply'''
changed to Final
TIP 181 by Neil Madden : Add a [namespace unknown] Command
changed to Final
TIP 215 by Andreas Leitgeb : Make [incr] Auto-Initialize Undefined Variables
has been Accepted
TIP 250 by Will Duquette : Efficient Access to Namespace Variables
changed to Final
TIP 258 by Don Porter : Enhanced Interface for Encodings
has been Accepted
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his so-accurate summary of Wiki activity:
A remarkable number of pages on subjects that somehow have to do
with natural languages ... And a few others too.
Talk to one another ...
- Experiments with Skype (telephony over the Internet) diligently
and somewhat painfully reported in <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15290>>
- Fosdem will be taking place in Brussels at the end of this
month. While the Wiki now has a page for it, details are
missing ... what was that other page again, that does
have the Tcl schedule? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15116>>
- Through dark glasses, clearly: Mels Internet Toolkit moves in
at the wiki: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15363>>
- Tcl/Tk client for dictd server ( http://dict.org ):
Words, to sort, to explain and to input
- Sorting the words in a text widget, simple, simpler,
simplest - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15410>>
- Okay, how to get access to a dictionary from
within Tcl? You just write a client for some
dictionary server - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15391>>
- Ever needed to type in a Sanskrit text? Well,
even if you have not, it is now very easy:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/14277>> shows the technique that
might be applicable to other systems too.
Pictures, rather than words
- Pick your choice: a multitude of font viewers
and selectors on the Wiki. A simple one?
- Pixane is non-Tk-based simple image handling for eTcl:
- When your demands are not too high, you
may find this simple drawing tool enough
for your needs - <http://wiki.tcl/tk/15386>>
Everything Tcl-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in these
The "Welcome to comp.lang.tcl" message by Andreas Kupries
comp.lang.tcl is a crucial resource for Tcl practitioners.
An interesting perspective on its traffic appears at
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
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