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QOTW: "zlib in the core is so goddam awesome" - xar0
"I know dkf worked like a dog to make [png in the core] happen." - Steve
"... AOLserver 4.5.1 ... is mostly a bug-fix and maintenance
release, and offers enhanced functionality and scalability and
improved documentation and portability. AOLserver compiles with
Tcl 8.4.* and 8.5.*."
Kevin Walzer offers cross-platform lightweight HTML viewing and
Tcl makes SourceForge's Top 25!
What's involved in a starpack updating itself? Michael Schlenk explains:
Venerable IPC mechanisms appear in new raiments:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his (mostly) weekly summary of Wiki action:
Miss a week and the Wiki will have dozens of new pages! Or it
was an especially productive time of the year. Anyway, no time
- The half bakery may be not so well known as a repository
on the Wiki, but it holds more than enough interesting
stuff - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21550>
- The ultimate in documentation tools? The code - almost literally
- is enough, thanks to introspection: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22378>
- Just a little helper, this script here. But that is its purpose
in life: help with mounting a USB stick under Linux -
- Databases with Postgres? No problem, here is a driver (well,
the page leads to various versions): <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22395>
An algorithm or two
- Filling in the gaps in a table, using mere interpolation:
- A picture can tell so much more than words - and a movie
is a series of pictures! So, for an explanation of two
graph algorithms, try <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22389> and
- Here is another classic, a geometrical one this time:
Delaunay triangulation, fast and elegant:
Of pictures and movies
- Viewing web pages: standalone or as a widget, just
- A nice little experiment - but perhaps you need to
remember those old photo cameras to appreciate the
dazzling display: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/19737>
- Do-it-yourself cartoons: still a lot of work, but
who knows: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22392>
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. Dave
Williams generously is building up
and of course Google gives us
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