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QOTW: "Input handling under X11 is an unholy mess... too many independent
groups have devised too many different ways of solving the various problems,
and toolkits are expected to support all of the different solutions. It's
a barrel of worms." - Joe English
"I would strongly recommend SQLite3 to anyone working with TCL and databases.
It resolved weeks of frustration in a matter of a few hours." - Victor
ANN: Wiklet Server by Keith Nash
A Wiklet is a Tclet whose source code and means of execution are
provided on a Wiki page.
To see Wiklets in action, visit http://www.kerlin.net/22
For a full explanation of Wiklets, see http://wiki.tcl.tk/16092
ANNOUNCE: Tcl Windows API extension V0.9
Version 0.9 of the Tcl Windows API extension has been
released. Project home page, including documentation,
examples and download links, is at:
This is the final beta before the V1.0 release. Further work
for 1.0 will focus on completing the test suites and
adding more examples.
ANN: AOLserver 4.5.0 released!
On behalf of the AOLserver Team, I have the honor of announcing the
latest major release of AOLserver: 4.5.0.
AOLserver 4.5.0 is a major upgrade including several new Tcl commands,
C API's, and resource management improvements.
A summary of changes is provided at the end of this document.
WHAT IS AOLSERVER?
AOLserver is America Online's Open-Source web server. AOLserver is
the backbone of the largest and busiest production environments in
the world. AOLserver is a multithreaded, Tcl-enabled web server
used for large scale, dynamic web sites.
ANN: Cross-platform file browser, need input/code contributions
for Windows and X11
ANN: Tkhtml3 alpha 6
alpha release of Tkhtml3 is available. This one is "Alpha 6".
Tkhtml3 is a native Tk widget that renders HTML/CSS.
This is still alpha software and there are still more than a few bugs.
But it's getting there. Tkhtml3 now does a pretty reasonable job of
rendering the "Acid 2" test (http://www.webstandards.org). See this
page for a summary of the state of the rendering engine:
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
Keyboard input & Tavultesoft Keyman (windows)...
WM_UNICHAR, WM_CHAR, there is a difference.
Problem with Expect under Windows
Differences in behaviour under Windows and Dos actually:
length of binary data
There are beans Beans BEANS and apples:
Tk windows in different threads
Windows icons/registry & ico package
New list commands ... What do you think ?
Well, some new list commands _and_ some insight into integrateability:
Has any wizard taken a look at DBUS?
waiting at the busstop, thinking:
rebuilding expect with different timer
i.e. how to make expect run in _simulated_ time:
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
TIP 270 by Don Porter : Utility C Routines for String Formatting
is a new TIP
URBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl this week TEN years ago:
creating new FRANCOPHONE TCL newsgroups
Experience of Zimmer's Tcl course?
2nd request Tk 3.x to Tk 4.x conversion script
ANNOUNCE graphviz_2_0a1 - Incremental Graph Layouts
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his review of Wiki updates:
The summer holidays have started, just one more summary
and your humble chronicler will join the crowd ...
At the lower end ...
- Fancy that, a complete operating system based on Tcl/Tk -
only a dream? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16116>
- Take GIF images apart and put them together again -
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/16127> promises to make that
- How to specify your graphics? Lots of options exist
and scalable vector graphics is but one (interesting)
option - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/2893>
The middle ground
- How do you go about coding your Tk application?
Different possibilities and styles discussed on
- Colours - choose them right, well, this little tool
may help: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16131>
And of course the high end
- Tile is being used in some impressive looking
applications - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13636>
- A new argument in marketing Tcl? Here is a
project management tool based -
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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