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QOTW: "But, with reference to the wiki article headline, lest I be
associated with the writers of unreadable code and users of unspeakable
tricks, it wasn't Perl that I had in mind but Awk." - Bill Poser in reply
to Glenn Jackman on on c.l.t
"JS makes W3C irrelevant. Assuming HTML + DOM + CSS gives you all the
display possibilities you need under browsers (which I will postulate)
then the addition of JS (or tcl) makes W3C irrelevant. That's the
thesis." - Colin McCormack
Ann Getleft 1.2b1 by Andres Carcia
Getleft is a web site grabber written in Tcl/Tk, given an URL
it will download the whole site or, at least, the part of it
that fits the options given by the user.
ANNOUNCE TkTreeCtrl 2.2.2 by Tim Baker
TkTreeCtrl is a flexible listbox widget for Tk written in C.
This release fixes a few bugs and adds a few minor features.
ANNOUNCE: InstallJammer 1.1b1 Released! by Damon Courtney
InstallJammer is a free, open source, multiplatform
GUI installer and builder designed to be completely
cross-platform and function on Windows and most all
version of UNIX with eventual support for Mac OS X.
~ What's New in 1.1b2
The following is a list of some of the changes in
InstallJammer 1.1b2. A complete list can be found in
the Release Notes in the documentation. The complete
ChangeLog is also included with each source release.
This release is a minor bug fix release.
See the Release Notes for full details.
* Fixed an error that would cause InstallJammer to
fail on startup for some systems.
* Fixed a bug where the LZMA compression was not
working on Windows.
* Several more smaller bug fixes.
ANNOUNCE: TclTalk 0.3.2 by Thomas Braun
TclTalk brings "browser based development" and "image based computing"
to the world of Tcl/Tk. Those of you coming from Smalltalk allready
know these very convenient programming concepts, others could be
convinced in a minute.
Current Tcl/Tk is available for OpenVMS.
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
ISO: Tk 8.5a6 developers using Windows and Hummingbird Exceed 10
Comments wanted on these checkbutton techniques
Pop-up menu from canvas?
Color for text only app
Missing: ansi.sys, last seen in DOS 6 ;-)
Running 4000 processes
Don't litter, reuse!
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
nothing new here, walk on to next week!
ATTC: At the Core:
[TCLCORE] Fwd: tk8.5 & tile ...
PMAG: Tcl in printed and other Media:
Preview: ActiveState's multilingual IDE Komodo evolves
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his Wiki report:
It is heartwarming to see so many applications created at least
partially with Tcl/Tk on the Wiki ... but let us not forget
the techniques used to bring them to the world!
- Why introduce new control structures? Partly because Tcl makes
it easy and partly because this is useful.
- Why use Tcl with command-line not unlike Perl's or AWK's?
Maybe because so many people want that. But don't forget
the inreractive shell Tcl provides without any fuss!
- Why contemplate an operating system that only uses Tcl
for scripting? Well, it is fun to consider what you need
for this task. And what do you know? Etlinux is almost
such a system - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16116>
Testing, 1, 2, 3
- TkXext is an extension that is meant to help automating
arbitrary applications. Well, at least applications
based on the X Window System. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/2116>
- So there you are with your cell phone and a whole bunch
of messages ... How do you archive them? Here is a
nice little tool: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17538>
- Visualising sounds? It is not impossible, as oscilloscope
enthousiasts know. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/8021>
- We can even use BLT to implement an oscilloscope, at least
it is able to handle large amounts of data quickly!
- Scanning the recent changes your chronicler stumbled
across a page he had completely forgotten about. Good
thing the Wiki has a better memory ...
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.
We're working on more useful archives of past installments. In the
meantime, an alternative is
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