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QOTW: "dotNET is just a layer over your machine, keeping you from using it
your way. But mabe there is no 'your way'?" - Shin the Gin on comp.lang.tcl
feels better now ;-)
"Of course, that's the way it should be: Tcl does the nasty bits so you don't
have to!" - Donal K. Fellows
ANNOUNCE: eTcl 1.0-rc17 by Eric Hassold
eTcl is a "batteries-included", thread enabled Tcl/Tk runtime, available
as a single standalone executable for Linux (x86 and ARM), Win32, Windows
Mobile (2003 or better) and MacOSX (universal binary). On all
architectures, executable has no external dependencies, and requires no
installation except copying executable wherever you want.
Since latest announcement on c.l.t., many bugs have been fixed,
especially on Windows Mobile platform. Many 3rd parties components have
also been upgraded to latest versions, which come with their own bugfixes.
Detailed list of changes is available as:
Announcement: New BETA TclBlend 1.4 pre-compiled Binary available for
A new TclBlend 1.4 pre-compiled binary is available for Windows. The
binary is built from Tcl 8.4.13, Tcl Threads 2.6.3, and TclJava 1.4.
It provides full interoperability between Tcl and Java through the use
of an embedded JVM and supports existing Tcl extensions or packages
such as Expect, Tcom, Tk, Tcllib, TclX and Snack. To install download
the zip file and extract to your installation directory. No
compilation required. Run a TclBlend script just like a Tcl/TK
TclBlend should be backwards compatible with all Tcl Scripts written
to the Tcl 8.4.13 specification.
Tcl2007 first Calls for Participation (and Papers).
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
Vista and prefs files
D-bus ? anybody intersted?
What are some of your favorite code pages on http://wiki.tcl.tk/
SSH login automation, get stuck at the last step.
Start a new shell from tclsh
TDK--what advantages does it offer?
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
nothing new here, walk on.
OOTW: Orphan of the week or questions nobody answered yet:
TWIP: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl this week TEN++ years ago:
Scripting a TELNET session
A slightly better expect.pl
Announcing expecTerm 1.0 beta (terminal emulation in expect)
PMAG: Tcl in printed and other Media:
A slow saturday afternoon found me this:
Don Libes reminisces on quickly writing one of the
first extensions to tcl.
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his Wiki report:
Should one regret the non-existence of "silver bullets"?
Your chronicler is not sure ... but it sure would be
nice if all software did its stuff in a simple way.
- There are none: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17709>
- So why then a project like this? A Unix/Linux
installer for all seasons ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16255>
- Tcl is definitely a very portable language ... but
the OS's it runs on can do unportable things. Here are
a few: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/4511>
- Write instead of type ... Useful when your computer
has no keyboard: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1770>
- Avoid the logical clutter of different modes in a
GUI - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17710>
- Back to the roots with this little toy:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/12244> helps drawing electronic
Slightly bigger gems
- NAP and CAPS are both packages that deal with
large amounts of numbers - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/4015>
- uninum is a package that deals with all kinds of
numerals - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17692>
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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