Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Feb 26)
Feb 26, 2001, 22:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Schongar)
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 16:40:22 -0600 (CST)
From: Bill Schongar firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Feb
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
Chris Cox announces a new version of ImPress, a Tcl based
desktop publishing/presentation package with all sorts of fun
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:
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:
You've got mail... well, sorta. Wait, where'd the SMTP
processing utility go? Oh, here it is... in tclLib. And some
The thread - "Amusing misconceptions about Tcl". 'Nuff said.
Macintosh extension writers? Yes, Virginia, they do exist.. and
they have some questions. Follow the thread here:
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...
Microsoft's .NET and Tcl - discussion, hints at developments,
and more discussion:
Larry's wondering how everyone manages all the myriad Tcl
versions on their servers and in their environments. Add your
Looking for an XML Schema validator? TclDOMPro may be the
Tom Wilkason answers questions on methods for binding and
filtering keyboard input:
Trying to make syslog entries through Tcl? Beam up Scotty,
because it has what you're looking for...
Benjamin Cassan-de Gorostarzu announces vTclCheck, a graphical
interface for the TclPro ProCheck utility:
Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these
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."
They also keep info to convince your boss Tcl is a good
Mark Harrison publishes summaries of Tcl Core Team (TCT)
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
Findmail archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts
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