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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)

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

Frederic Bonnet announces major changes to the TkGS font project, all available on SourceForge at:

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!

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...

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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