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QOTW: "It seems as if the REAL tcl programmers learned their craft from an
on-line source. A colleague of mine, Laszlo who is a UNIX programmer in
Szombathely, Hungary never picked up a TCL book, but can write some
wonderful scripts used on our FIS (factory information system). I'll send
him an e-mail and tell him I'm finally taking his advice on TCL. He'll be
very happy." - ajocius on c.l.t in reply to a CARE packet from Cameron Laird .
"Who needs wizards in a language without magic?" - Richard Suchenwirth
ANNOUNCE: Tcl Plugin v3.1 by Jeffrey Hobbs
Tcl/Tk web browser plugin for Internet Explorer and NPAPI browsers
(Firefox, Mozilla, ...)
The Tcl web browser plugin has been updated to v3.1. The major updates
are modifications to the install architecture that breaks out the
plugin runtime library to allow users to modify their plugin
configuration more easily at runtime. In addtion, the ActiveX host
control was fixed to allow the plugin to work correctly in multiple
simultaneous IE toplevel windows.
ANNOUNCE: TOXFile 0.1 - cross-platform file manager by Steve Huntley
TOXFile has many of the basic features of a good file explorer:
tree-view directory pane plus list-view contents pane, toolbar, address
bar, right-click context menus, multiple file selection drag and drop,
a simple text file viewer/editor and file search.
ANNOUNCE: Nagelfar and Eskil by Peter Spjuth
Nagelfar and Eskil have gotten new homes, and new releases, at Berlios.
Nagelfar is a syntax checker for Tcl, written in Tcl.
Apart from its checking abilities, one of its main features is that
it is extensible. You can add to the syntax database, or let the tool
use Tcl's introspection to extract syntax information from any Tcl
interpreter. Thus you can test scripts for applications using Tcl as
It can also help with Code Coverage analysis.
homepage & download:
homepage & download:
ANNOUNCE: eTcl 1.0-rc7 released by Eric Hassold
I'm pleased to announce immediate availability of eTcl 1.0-rc7 for
Windows, Linux-x86, Linux-ARM, Windows Mobile (2003, 2003SE and 5.0)
pocketPC and smartphones, and Mac OS X (Aqua) as universal binary
(x86 and PPC). New in this release:
- Windows Mobile available as a compact (Tcl/Tk core, with support
for Zip VFS, wce, and few others small extensions), standard
(same plus pixane and sqlite), and full (i.e. batteries-included)
versions, to fit different memory footprint constraints. Compact
version is 1.8MB large, and 850kb large if UPX compressed.
- A new arm-linux port
- Improved MacOSX port, with support for starting Tcl scripts from
Finder using double-clicks
- Up to date 3rd parties packages (sqlite 3.3.6, ...)
- Improved shape package, with support for applying mask to
scene (OpenGL views) widgets
- dict backport added
- updated custom toolchain for building Linux binaries
- Many bugs fixes and code optimization
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
steep and windy roads unsung:
Sixth European Tcl/Tk Users Meeting - Papers online
tcl and threads: installing and other info
Massage Parlor for bits and bytes and characters:
Is Android still maintained?
Dreaming of electric sheep and TkXext, voices from the past give help:
problem with gpg password
or the story of expect and pulling the rug prematurely:
URBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl this week TEN years ago:
ANNOUNCE: TkCon v0.40 (beta) - Enhanced Tk Console
URGENT: Tcl/Tk group @ Sun Microsystems looking for Testimonials
parallel processes in TCL/TK
Q: is the mentioned socket stuff connected to the socket lib used for
Arizona Radio Observatory:SMT on Mt. Graham, Arizona?
CDE Style Manager & tcl/tk colors
BAHH: lost sheep and no help:
How to propagate non-blocking inter-thread error return?
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his review of Wiki updates:
Just a few weeks and we will be in the middle of the year
again ... Holidays for a fairly large part of the globe.
But until then: the summary.
From simple to complex ...
- Can this pure-Tcl console editor be the beginning
of an enhanced command-line interface on Linux?
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/11820> is a nice editor if
- Tired of windows with a boring rectangular shape?
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/13409> lets you pick your
own shape for them.
- Well, flat screens may be the current fashion,
but we do want to see three-dimensional pictures
on them. Have a go at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15278>
or discuss it on <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16057>
- Scrolling several widgets at a time?
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/9254> shows the principle
for lists but you can use it in other contexts
- Do have you trouble managing your disk space?
Maybe this can help out - http://wiki.tcl.tk/16048>
- Do you know the browser plugin? You may not know
its history though - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/12718>
gives some background.
- Network management needs clever solutions sometimes ...
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/11108> refers to a white paper
about it - and Tcl is involved.
- The sixth European Tcl/Tk users' meeting was held
last month, but for anybody who wants them, the
papers are now online: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13567>
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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