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QOTW: "I agree that providing a Windows equivalent of the [canvas
postscript] command would address the single biggest lack of Tk at
present." - Alastair Davies
"--... For me seems tcl/tk simpler and better to use for a[n] amateurish
-- I like to think it's better for us professionals, too :-)" - Hans Herrman
and Bryan Oakley
ANNOUNCE: Tcl3D 0.3.2 released
Tcl3D offers the 3D functionality of OpenGL and other 3D libraries
at the Tcl scripting level.
This is accomplished by wrapping the libraries with the help of SWIG.
The Tcl3D package currently consists of the following building blocks:
tcl3dTogl Enhanced Togl widget, a Tk widget for OpenGL content.
tcl3dUtil Tcl3D utility library (math, shapes, stop watch, ..).
tcl3dOgl Wrapper for basic OpenGL functionality.
tcl3dOglExt Wrapper for enhanced OpenGL functionality.
tcl3dCg Wrapper for NVidia's Cg shading language.
tcl3dSDL Wrapper for the Simple DirectMedia Library.
tcl3dFTGL Wrapper for the OpenGL To Postscript Library.
tcl3dGl2ps Wrapper for the OpenGL To Postscript library.
tcl3dOde Wrapper for the Open Dynamics Engine.
tcl3dGauges A Tcl3D package for displaying gauges.
tcl3dDemoUtil Utilities in C/C++ needed for some demo applications
Tcl3D comes with lots of demo and test programs.
http://wiki.tcl.tk/16057 (Tcl3D Discussion)
ANNOUNCE: Tcl Windows API 1.1.5 released
The Tcl Windows API (TWAPI) extension provides
access to over 400 functions in the Windows API
from within the Tcl scripting language. The
extension targets the Windows NT family (NT
4.0SP4+, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows
2003), and is not supported on the Windows
95/98/ME platforms. TWAPI is currently untested on
* System functions including OS and CPU information,
shutdown and message formatting
* User and group management
* Security and resource access control
* Window management
* User input: generate key/mouse input and hotkeys
* Basic sound playback functions
* Configuration and control of Windows services
* Windows event log access
* Process and thread management
* Directory change monitoring
* Lan Manager and file and print shares
* Drive information, file system types etc.
* Network configuration and statistics
* Network connection monitoring and control
* Clipboard access
* Console mode functions
* System performance data
* Window stations and desktops
* Task scheduling
* Shell functions for shortcuts, themes, dialogs
* COM client support
SQLite3 3.3.12 binary for macosx 10.4.8
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
msgcat and translation process
Tcl 2007 First call for participation
Sun Microsystems RFC - Tcl on the JVM.
Canvas with 17 thousand rectangles
Tcl/Tk for native Windows x64?
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
TIP 305 by David Gravereaux : ANSI Escape Sequence Support for Windows's Console Channel
is a new TIP
OOTW: Orphan of the week or questions nobody answered yet:
Expect & Seyon (xterm)
FOOT: ha ha ha ..
The octal headache isn't special to Tcl!
ATTC: At the Core:
binary scan and invalid data ...
PMAG: Tcl in printed and other Media:
An introduction to toplevels
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his Wiki report:
The corner of the world your chronicler considers home is depressingly
wet at this moment. Fortunately there is always a bit of enlightenment
on the Wiki.
GUIs and people
- If you don't feel comfortable with some Tcl/Tk package, you
can always write your own: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17762> is
a simple GUI tester
- Don't think creating a GUI requires a lot of programming.
With Tk it is fairly simple and compact. With these tools
it is even more so - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/4056>. Pay
special attention to: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16993>
Maths and people
- Displaying formulae - an evasive dream? Or just another
application of XML? Time will tell us. In the mean time
this old page surfaced: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/6004>
- A statistics package is not complete without it:
multivariate linear regression - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17708>
- Oh, and why not? An attempt to solve partial differential
equations using Tcl and NAP: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17721>
- A nuisance, these numbers that are not numbers at all!
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/17751> tries to deal with NaNs.
People and people
- Even though Mongolians themselves do not use that often
Tcl is capable of displaying their old venerable script:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/1914> for the incurably curious.
- At the end of this year, whether it has just started or
not: the fourteenth Tcl/Tk conference.
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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