|| ||Cameron Laird <tcl-url-AT-phaseit.net>|
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|| ||Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Aug 20)|
|| ||Wed, 20 Aug 2008 17:14:27 +0000|
QOTW: "Use the right tool for the job." - Donald G. Porter, declining to
choose just one of [string] and [regexp] as intrinsically superior
TileGTK 0.2 is available for testing.
Abstracts and tutorial proposals for the next Tcl Conference
must be in by THIS FRIDAY, 22 August. This is an adjusted deadline.
"The Tcl Core Team is pleased to announce the 8.5.4 releases of the
Tcl dynamic language and the Tk toolkit."
"The release notes of Tcl/Tk 8.5.0 contain a 'Compatibility Issues'
section describing the small number of known issues."
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki action:
Summer holidays are almost over, as is the summer it seems
in your chronicler's part of the world. Time for a summary
People in general
- So how did _you_ find out about Tcl/Tk? This page tells
a few such stories: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15972>
- If you can read Russian, you will probably enjoy the
links in this page - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9188>
- Check out this learning tool, akin by design to Smalltalk ...
- Should you be able to read French and you want to know what
applications use Tcl/Tk, just follow the links in
<http://wfr.tcl.tk/1261>. One of these products is in the
field of engineering and physical modelling - <http://wfr.tcl.tk/1661>
For the gourmets only
- There has been talk about reforming the evaluation engine
of Tcl, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20114>, and it has actually been
done. As a consequence we now can use co-routines
- Summer or autumn, the past season has borne fruit: a Tcl
extension to the Linux kernel "fuse". While your humble
chronicler has no idea what that is, check it yourself -
- A French watch or is that an "horloge"? Anyway, it requires Tk
to do more than just rectangular windows, but isn't it fun?
- A palette of buttons to invoke useful functions ... it should
not take up too much space. So let it float! <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13340>
- Fitting rectangles of varying sizes on a canvas - is it tough to do?
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/21437> gives one possible approach.
- It's a wonderful hashlife, this algorithm. Quite fit for a weekend
of fun, despite its Wikipedia reputation. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21374>
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 TÃ©cleux" 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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