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Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Mar 12)

Mar 12, 2001, 23:43 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Schongar)

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Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 17:48:23 -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 (Mar 12)

Wondering how to get a Tcl script to run from within a Java program, or something along those lines? Maybe you want the tcljava project at SourceForge, maybe you want the Runtime exec method within Java... for all sorts of answers, look through this thread:
http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&th=40ac49f6c28ce966

A quick reminder - if you have access to a mac and compiler, and would like to help out, TIP #11 is in need of someone to try out Todd Helfter's Tk patch. Any volunteers?

What to do if you want the equivalent of "wm state . zoomed", but you're
not running on Windows? Turn to the Wiki algorithms, of course - how to
maximize your windows:
http://mini.net/cgi-bin/wikit/534.html

If it's not all Greek to you, it may be Chinese. Richard provides useful Wiki links for folks dealing with Chinese characters and encodings which may be a little non-standard:
http://mini.net/cgi-bin/wikit/737.html
http://mini.net/cgi-bin/wikit/1233.html

Feeling the bite of a bytecode bug? If you're not sure what's happening to give you TclExecuteByteCode execution errors on Windows, you may want to look at the bug Neil's talking about:
http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&th=b4303ca8aacb40ef

Trying to drag a window around while it has overrideredirect set to 1? Well then this is the information you're looking for to solve your problem:
http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&th=612b89e0873ffd65

Daniel Steffen announces an updated version of Jim Ingham's Macintosh sampleextension-0.2 to link against the stub libraries and produce a single binary for both PPC and CFM68k processors. Get the binhex'd package from:
http://www.maths.mq.edu.au/~steffen/tcltk/Mac_sampleextension-0.2.1.bin

Frederic Bonnet announces major changes to the TkGS font project, all available on SourceForge at:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/tkgs

Looking for a programming challenge? How about a Tcl version of the DECSS Perl code posted recently? Of course, you'll need to know a little about the algorithm, but hey, that's what makes it a challenge!
http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&th=30572d2d82fb16fd

Do you need TclLib to be compatible with older versions of Tcl? Some of the procedures require "[string ...]" and format functions available only in 8.2 and later. Make your voice heard if you have a desperate need...
http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&th=5950c4c2b772e2d8

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

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