|| ||Cameron Laird <tcl-url-AT-phaseit.net>|
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|| ||Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Feb 27)|
|| ||Wed, 27 Feb 2008 19:48:08 +0000|
QOTW: "Just because a lot of people want something, doesn't mean they have
a right to have that thing given to them for free. Free support is a
privilege, not a right." - Larry Virden
"By the way, the answer that I got from MS support (and paid handsomely for)
was that msvcrtd.dll 'was not intended for long running applications.'" - Kevin
*Linux Journal* stages a language popularity contest contest.
Jacl, Cygwin, threading, 8.5--Sektor van Skijlen demonstrates
outer ranges of Tcl's ability to play nicely with other pieces
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki action:
Sad news has reached us: one of the contributors to the Tclers' Wiki (both
the English and the French spoken) has died. Maurice Bredelet (ulis)
contributed many games, specialised widgets and small applications.
- ulis' Wiki pages contain an overview of his contributions:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/9269> and the French version: <http://wfr.tcl.tk/314>
- Happier news can be found on the Tcl conferences page:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/828> mentions a European meeting in june.
- Interested in the history of Tcl? Don't miss the expose on Tcl 2.1
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/6046> which demonstrates that early, almost
forgotten ideas and extensions can still survive.
- Just a random page one might say, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16081> does
not give much detail, but it is intriguing to learn that Tcl/Tk
is used in the context of such a big project.
Pictures, printing, proxies, pianos
- Ever needed a means to read/write Windows BMP files? Well,
this page contains a Tcl-only solution: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/18083>
- Here is an attempt to implement simple GUIs for decision trees
- <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20813>. Crude and simple.
- Making music is so much easier if you can program it. And that
is what MIDI is for: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/5615>
- The Internet is a wonderful place, if you can access it. Sometimes
you need to jump through hoops though. And as many people experience
such problems, there are always solutions, like this little aid
for dealing with proxies - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/2879>
- Computer memory may not be as limiting as it once was, but it still
pays to measure the memory use for applications. Here is an
overview of the various techniques: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/4559>.
And a page on some unexpected effects: <http:/wiki.tcl.tk/20824>
- Printing is always a complex matter - no matter how simple it may
seem to the casual user. But this French page seems to make printing
under Linux quite a bit simpler - by leveraging the CUPS system -
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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