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Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 17:20:47 -0500 (CDT)
Newsgroups: comp.lang.tcl
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Apr  9)
From: "Tom Wilkason" <tom.wilkason@home.com>
To: Dr.Dobb's.Tcl-URL.distribution@starbase.neosoft.com

While "Tcl-URL!"'s consistent focus is on working code, and away from
marketing and other hype-prone domains, this week's events call for
special attention on the ActiveState Tools Corporation (AS):
    AS employee and tclguy Jeffrey Hobbs announces, "The Tcl
    Developer Xchange is currently moving from its old home at
    Scriptics to a new machine hosted by ActiveState.  It's
    still in transition, but if you are interesting in assisting
    in the transition and have some knowledge of tclhttpd
    and/or AOLServer, contact Jeff Hobbs or Brent Welch."  While
    the transition is supposed to be transparent to users, DNS
    stumbles, electrical outages (in two countries!), and other
    calamities too involved to explain have left various URLs
    sporadically unreliable.  
    Jeff will release 8.3.3 of Tcl late Monday, 9 April 2001,
    synchronized with ActiveTcl  Expect propagation

    AS launches a MSDN-modeled ActiveState Programmer Network
    (ASPN) that delivers the Komodo integrated development
    environment (IDE), plus lots of related goodies
    Official introduction of Komodo 1.0 ("the first Mozilla
    application by a third party") is slated for Tuesday at
    the SDWest conference

    Back in traditional Tcl-land, Csaba Nemethi
    csaba.nemethi@t-online.de announces Version 1.2 of the
    multi-column listbox package Tablelist, a pure Tcl/Tk
    implementation of  the "tablelist" mega-widget.  Also
    included is a general utility module for mega-widgets.  
    Find the download at

    Iain B. Findleton ifindleton@videotron.ca announces the
    long-desired Version of the Tcl-DP package.  Iain
    has taken the package under his wings and enhanced it with
    the modern Tcl stubs interface providing Tcl version
    independent (> 8.1) loading of the libraries.  See
    Iain also announces at the same URL Version 1.0 of
    Containers for Tcl. This package enhances Tcl with more
    structured containers such as bag, queue, tree, priority
    queue, random queue, struct, stack and hash containers.

    Tcl Core Team (TCT) member Don Porter requests maintainers
    for portions of the Tk library.  If you have a knack,
    interest or are otherwise inspired, please send an email
    to <tcl-core@lists.sourceforge.net>. More details available at:

    You are invited to join the Tcl-2001 Conference, held
    jointly with the O'Reilly Open Source Conference in San
    Diego, California, July 23-27, 2001.  More details are at
    the main O'Reilly Conference Page:

    Looking for a way to query the number of lines in a Tk text
    widget? A number of solutions are available

    Feeling a bit square? Read the discussion on creating
    rounded rectangles on a canvas widget.

    Can't find the binding name for that key? Two examples by
    Jeff and Rolf show just how easy it is.

    Need to process character by character data in Tcl on your
    Unix terminal?  Donal Fellows provides a solution.

    Accessing modems or other serial devices? A discussion and
    references to further study at:

    The Tcl'ers Wiki is slowly building up much needed expanded
    command syntax and examples for Tcl at
    and Tk at
    The task is not yet complete and if you feel so inclined,
    please help out with your expertise by editing the blank or
    unfinished 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."

    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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