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QOTW: "Someone with a strong CS background will see that EIAS concept is
useful for a large class of problems." - G.W.Lester
"And so think I. And I'd expect a scripting language to support it
especially well." - Sektor van Skijlen
POTW: aMSN and Chameleon: aMSN is an free open source MSN Messenger
Multi-language support (around 40 languages currently supported)
Sign in to more than one account at once
Normal, and animated emoticons with sounds
Ability to autoclose the filetransfer window when it is finished
Faster loading skin window
( some of the 77 features have been snipped ;-)
and its Tk/Tile.. Wrapper Plugin Chameleon mentioned in a discussion about
Tile as the ultimate wrapper around Tile. ( supplating the discontinued Tk
options tolerance in Tile.)
ANN of stable version of Chameleon:
Chameleon plugin : Native/GTK/QT toolkit for aMSN
the fringe: How to migrate to tile:
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
ANNOUNCE: Call For Papers: 13th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference, Oct. 9-13, 2006
Steve Redler IV announces the 13th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference in
Naperville, Illinois USA and would like to place another call for papers.
ANN: TileQt version 0.3: in rapid succesion TileQt has matured
to version 0.3. Now with a different style per interperter!
TileQt is a tile theme, which draws tile widgets with the
current (or any other) KDE widget style, thus making tile widgets
look native under the KDE desktop.
Another bag of improvements comes with this release. See:
Tcl/Tk 8.4.13 release candidates are available in preparation for a
regular release around the 19th of this month.
the ttrace package for threads
successfull [ package require ] is not the sole requirement for user satisfaction:
Binary file reading issues (after translation)
Kiss it with -translation binary and all your troubles may go away:
Google summer of code, to participate or not the scale has not
been TIPped yet:
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
TIP 266 by Kristoffer Lawson : Numbers are Commands
is a new TIP
Not unexpectedly heavy discussion flares up in tcl-core:
URBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl this week TEN years ago:
ANNOUNCE : SWIG 1.0 Beta
Use Swedish with Tcl/Tk
Tcl 7.5 and Tk 4.1 almost done
ANNOUNCE: Contributed Sources Archive Now Available Via WWW
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his review of Wiki updates:
Let us for the sake for speed, summarize the Wiki without delay!
- Wouldn't it be nice to be able to put an image in a frame?
The discussion about TIP 262 continues on <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15692>
- This is heresy - to one who loves floating-point operations:
rotations on the canvas that avoid them: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15694>
Development and decision: GUIs help
- A fancy looking IDE - just link through via <http://wiki.tcl.tk/2127>
- A medical DSS - let the doctor decide via <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9233>
- Take a timer script, add a DLL to talk to the hardware, et voila,
a useful program to monitor your equipment - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15687>
- From infix to prefix: your Wiki chronicler has laboured over this
transformation ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15703>
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 ..."
There's also a high-quality Wikibook on Tcl:
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 (but
needs to validate many of the links).
Years ago, Cetus Links maintained a Tcl/Tk page with verified links
"Yahoo! Groups" archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts--even
though clta itself is dormant.
Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are supposed to be
listed at *Dr. Dobbs*, but sysad at CMP has fallen behind. We're working
with them to restore the archive.
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