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|| ||Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Jan 9)|
|| ||Wed, 09 Jan 2008 16:41:56 +0000|
A Happy New Year to participants of c.l.t
I have high hopes for returning to a (regular) weekly schedule in 2008.
ANNOUNCE: Tcl/Tk 8.4.17 RELEASED by Don Porter, Tcl Core Release Manager
The Tcl Core Team is pleased to announce the 8.4.17 releases of the Tcl
dynamic language and the Tk toolkit. This is the seventeenth patch release
of Tcl/Tk 8.4. More details can be found below. We would like to
express our gratitude to all those who submit bug reports and patches.
This information is invaluable in enabling us to identify and eliminate
problems in the core.
Where to get the new releases:
Tcl/Tk 8.4.17 sources are freely available as open source from the
Tcl Developer Xchange web site at:
This web page also contains additional information about the releases,
including new features and notes about installing and compiling the
releases. Sources are always available from the Tcl SourceForge
project's file distribution area:
Binaries for most major platforms are available from:
For additional information:
Please visit the Tcl Developer Xchange web site:
This site contains a variety of information about Tcl/Tk in general, the
core Tcl and Tk distributions, Tcl development tools, and much more.
Summary of Changes since Tcl/Tk 8.4.16:
The following were the main changes in Tcl/Tk 8.4.17. A complete list
can be found in the changes file at the root of the source tree. The
more complete ChangeLog is also included with each source release. This
is a patch release, so it primarily included bug fixes and corrections
to erratic behavior. Below are only the most notable changes.
* New Hungarian message catalog for Tk.
* Support for 64-bit X11 on Mac OS X systems.
* Fixed crash in [lsearch -exact -integer].
* Fixed [tk_getOpenFile] crash on Mac OS X Leopard.
* Fixed crash, hang, and inefficiencies in regexp engine.
* Fixed open mode "a+"
* Fixed crash in [photo put] with PPM data.
* Fixed possible crash in [place] geometry manager.
Ann kbs 0.2 by Rene
kbs -- kitgen build system (version 0.2 for tcl/tk 8.5.0)
The system can generate [Tclkit Lite] executables and Tcl packages for
different operating systems. Tested are Linux, SunOS, Windows and
[Tclkit Lite]: http://www.equi4.com/tclkit/tclkitlite.html
* kbs.tcl - single source file, all you need
* *.tgz - prebuilt binaries containing kit-executables and *.kit
kbskit*cli* - shell applicationi
kbskit*dyn* - tk dynamic loadable
kbskit*gui* - tk static inserted
bwidget-1.8.0 gridplus-2.2 img-1.3 memchan-2.2.1 mentry-3.1
tablelist-4.8 tcllib-1.10 tclx-8.4 tdom-0.8.2 thread-2.6.5
tktable-2.9 tktreectrl-2.2.3 trofs-0.4.4 udp-1.0.8 wcb-3.1
tksqlite.kit - ready to run sqlite table editor (version 0.5.6)
ANNOUNCE -- New Home for Web Services for Tcl by Gerald W. Lester
The Web Services for Tcl is now being host at Google Code
If anyone would like to volunteer to help maintain or enhance the package,
drop me a line and I'll add you on to the project.
Bug in teapot?
tbcload fails to compile against Tcl 8.5
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
The need for speed
Brace yourselves for a slashdotting
ActiveTcl8.5, Vista, and admin rights
MPEG2 transport streams and Tk
Buggy "clock scan" (8.5.0)
"round" - improvement suggestion
not always a round thing.
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
TIP 309 by Arjen Markus : Expose the Expression Parsing
is a new TIP
TIP 310 by Arjen Markus : Add a New Pseudo-Random Number Generator
is a new TIP
OOTW: Orphan of the week or questions nobody answered yet:
missing X functions in Tk
can somebody please help this guy:-/
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki action:
Many pages have been updated, a few have been added and
a small number makes it to this summary ... As there
are few days left of this year, let us not waste time!
In the beginning ...
- What, you should ask yourself, is a beginner?
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/17306> tries to answer that question.
- If you are a German-speaking beginner (of any variety)
do check out: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/14827>
- Instant messaging via MSN, a well-known Internet activity ...
and this program allows you to do it via Tcl:
- One of many file managers, but still worth a look:
- How about some data analysis? This time of year (especially
in the northern hemisphere) is perfect for that pastime.
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/2410> describes a venerable tool for that.
- And last but not least, a drawing program: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/7937>
- Some word processors allow you to complete words based on the
first few characters. Well, here is an add-on for the text
widget to do the same: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20491>
- Want to create a game? Consider using the "brick engine"
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
"La Gazette du Técleux" is an important monthly publication.
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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