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Tcl-URL! Weekly Tcl News and Links (Apr 9)

Apr 10, 2002, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])

During a week in which the Expert Working Group taught Tcl to signal,
"I am towing a submerged object" (at variable speed!), the
QOTW was:  "[I]f you need more than 128 different exit codes, you've
probably got the wrong architecture of software."  Donal Fellows

"Give one vendor carte blanche without appointing an overseeing
committee of _competent_ staff and you can expect that, at some point,
they're going to cross the power and neutral wires."  Rick Kennell

    REMINDER: Tcl'2002 Call For Papers deadline: April 28
    A comparison of Java implemented scripting interpreters.
    Jacl does not fare well, but author was using a two year old version!
    Embedding Tcl vs Perl.
    Embedding Tcl/Tk in MFC, multithreaded with Tk GUI
    Jeff gives us the details of his recent TEA and project improvements.

    Wcb 2.8 - Widget callback package
    Tablelist 2.4 - Multi-column listbox package
    Mentry 2.4 - Multi-entry widget package.
    htmlgen and xmlgen 1.0 - Writing HTML with Tcl .
    FTFTP 0.9 - Fault-Tolerant FTP.
    YAMI - Distributed & network programming lib - now supports Tcl.
    Mats Bengtsson releases a preliminary version of a canvas-to-SVG

    Palm Tcl V0.4
    SnackAmp 1.8 - A cross platform Tcl/Tk based Mp3, Ogg Vorbis audio/music 
    player, playlister and jukebox.
    TclStars - A zoomable sky map with 3157 named stars.
    NewzPoint - A tabbed layout display of multiple web pages.

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

    The "Welcome to comp.lang.tcl" message by Andreas Kupries

    Larry Virden maintains a comp.lang.tcl FAQ launcher

    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."
    The Xchange sponsor 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 Tcl.
    For the ideal overview of the topics about Tcl most likely to
    interest a newcomer, see "Arts and Crafts ..."

    ActiveState Tools maintains a Cookbook of Tcl recipes

    NeoSoft has a comp.lang.tcl contributed sources archive

    Cameron Laird tracks many Tcl/Tk references of interest

    Cetus Links maintains a Tcl/Tk page with verified links

    Google Groups archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts   

Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
--in principal.  In spring 2001, though,
are more consistently up-to-date.  A fourth possibility is          !&as_ugroup=comp.lang.tcl  

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