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Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Feb 26)

Feb 26, 2001, 22:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Schongar)

Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 16:40:22 -0600 (CST)
From: Bill Schongar bschonga@cisco.com
To: Dr.Dobb's.Tcl-URL.distribution@starbase.neosoft.com
Newsgroups: comp.lang.tcl
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Feb 26)

Donal Fellows nominates Jamey Cribbs' for "post of the month": "Here's one of the coolest things I like so far about Tcl. Being able to develop a compact, modern-looking GUI based client/server app going against an SQL DBMS that will run identically on Windoze and Linux, and being able to wrap it up in a small executable (using the awesome Freewrap) that is easy to distribute.

And, oh yeah, the people on the newsgroups seem to be very helpful and friendly so far. . . . [I]t is incredible. Talk about a VB killer AND a great scripting language all rolled into one."

A new pure Tcl Tree widget with drag and drop support is announced for the world to play with (yes, it's a pure numeric URL..):
http://64.34.162.237

Chris Cox announces a new version of ImPress, a Tcl based desktop publishing/presentation package with all sorts of fun options:
http://www.ntlug.org/~ccox/impress/

Wait, vwait, vwait.. but what if you're vwaiting for the wrong thing? Don and Cameron hash out a small proc to cleanly wait for any of multiple variables to be set:
http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&th=df77aced143fb609

Where to go for news now that Deja has gone? Well, besides Google there's now also one running TclNNTPD, a new open-source Tcl NNTP server. Check them both out:
http://www.utcorp.net/opensource/tclnntpd/
http://www.utcorp.net/opensource/freeusenet/

You've got mail... well, sorta. Wait, where'd the SMTP processing utility go? Oh, here it is... in tclLib. And some discussion:
http://tcllib.sourceforge.net/
http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&th=6d8bdd567b45d2

The thread - "Amusing misconceptions about Tcl". 'Nuff said.
http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&th=cd8559176e0311c9

Macintosh extension writers? Yes, Virginia, they do exist.. and they have some questions. Follow the thread here:
http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&th=6da6622fd0aa307c

Jean-Luc announces the first version of tclpython, and asks everyone to give it a try and see what they think. Some other discussion on what can be embedded within Tcl ensues...
http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&th=cb665dd59d1b1de

Microsoft's .NET and Tcl - discussion, hints at developments, and more discussion:
http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&th=d3fd3d3669ef3245

Larry's wondering how everyone manages all the myriad Tcl versions on their servers and in their environments. Add your input...
http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&th=15531af732bb2c41

Looking for an XML Schema validator? TclDOMPro may be the answer..
http://sourceforge.net/projects/tclxml

Tom Wilkason answers questions on methods for binding and filtering keyboard input:
http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&th=a4200d2d7eb1398e

Trying to make syslog entries through Tcl? Beam up Scotty, because it has what you're looking for...
http://wwwhome.cs.utwente.nl/~schoenw/scotty/

Benjamin Cassan-de Gorostarzu announces vTclCheck, a graphical interface for the TclPro ProCheck utility:
http://vtclcheck.sourceforge.net

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/

Brent Welch maintains "The Tcl Developer Xchange", a highly organized resource center of documents and software with provisions for individuals to "set up a link to your software and update ... as you release new versions."
http://dev.scriptics.com/resource/

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

Mark Harrison publishes summaries of Tcl Core Team (TCT) activity
http://tcltk.com/docs/tct/

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

Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome.

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