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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..):

Chris Cox announces a new version of ImPress, a Tcl based desktop publishing/presentation package with all sorts of fun options:

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 discussion:

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 input...

Looking for an XML Schema validator? TclDOMPro may be the answer..

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 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."

They also keep info to convince your boss Tcl is a good thing

Mark Harrison publishes summaries of Tcl Core Team (TCT) activity

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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