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Tcl-URL! for February 28, 2000

Feb 29, 2000, 05:18 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Donald G Porter)

Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 23:02:52 -0600 (CST)
From: Donald G Porter dgp@cam.nist.gov
Newsgroups: comp.lang.tcl
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Feb 28)

Still waiting for detailed reports from Tcl2K. Oustervotes? Feather?

TclVSdb 1.2 released. Database facility written entirely in Tcl.
http://www.lowcountry.com/%7Ejscottb/tcltk.shtml

Tclgdbm 0.3 and qgdbm 0.3 released. Tcl interfaces to GNU dbm.
http://www.vogel-nest.de/tcl/

VisualGIPSY 2.5 released. Open Source GUI Builder for Tk.
http://www.prs.de/int/products/vg/

Long thread probing the capabilities of a newly announced Tcl "compiler".
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/viewthread.xp?AN=587611083
http://home.t-online.de/home/aotto/compiler.html (German)

Web Techniques article: "Writing Intelligent Web Agents".
http://www.webtechniques.com/archives/2000/03/schrenk/

Poll on proposed BWidgets revisions.
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/viewthread.xp?AN=589944225

Survey: Why didn't you attend Tcl2K?
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/viewthread.xp?AN=587499084

Freewrap's FreeWish.exe needs tclpip82.dll .
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/viewthread.xp?AN=589722028

New Tk 8.3 "feature" on NT: [wm withdraw .] hides [bgerror] dialogs.
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/viewthread.xp?AN=588375589
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/viewthread.xp?AN=588412966

Making XIM work with Tcl/Tk 8.3.0 .
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=588973271
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=588420673

Applying formatting tags when inserting text into a text widget.
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/viewthread.xp?AN=588179242

File locking requires platform- and filesystem-specific trickery.
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/viewthread.xp?AN=588513679

Unit conversion and measured quantity entry widget.
http://purl.org/thecliff/tcl/wiki/unit

Cursors, hot spots, and bitmaps.
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/viewthread.xp?AN=588867892

Discussion about pros and cons of enabling stub interfaces in BLT leads to useful information about what stubs do and do not provide, the prospects of Scriptics accepting core patches which add to the core API, and a definition of insanity.
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/viewthread.xp?AN=587245018

Argument rerun: Should [package require Tk] == wish ?
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/viewthread.xp?AN=588890883

Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:

The "Welcome to comp.lang.tcl" message by Andreas Kupries
http://www.westend.com/~kupries/c.l.t.welcome.html

Larry Virden maintains a comp.lang.tcl FAQ launcher
http://www.purl.org/NET/Tcl-FAQ/

Scriptics maintains a highly organized Tcl resource center
http://www.scriptics.com/resource/

They also keep info to convince your boss Tcl is a good thing
http://www.scriptics.com/scripting/

NeoSoft has a comp.lang.tcl contributed sources archive
http://www.neosoft.com/tcl/contributed-software/

Cameron Laird tracks many Tcl/Tk references of interest
http://starbase.neosoft.com/~claird/comp.lang.tcl/

Cetus Links maintains a Tcl/Tk page with verified links
http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_tcl_tk.html

Findmail archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts
http://www.egroups.com/list/tcl_announce/

Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
http://purl.org/thecliff/tcl/url.html
or
http://www.dejanews.com/dnquery.xp?QRY=~g%20comp.lang.tcl%20Tcl-URL%21

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