Re: Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Jun 20)

On Jun 20, 12:24 pm, Uwe Klein <tcl-...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Sturgeon liver.
I'll be more explicit: both TclBlend and Jacl have their place.
What does "Interfacing with Java" mean to you? Whether to use
TclBlend or Jacl depends crucially on that answer.
With a gun held to my head, I'd conjecture that TclBlend is more
likely to match your situation. Cameron Laird on c.l.t

Also, you should always specify the "level" argument and that argument
should only ever be given a value of "1" or "#0". If you think you
need any other value then your proc should itself take a level
argument (and incr it). See an example of
this. Neil Madden

ANNOUNCE: TclRAL Version 0.8.4 by Andrew Mangogna
I am not so pleased to have to announce the availability of
Version 0.8.4 of TclRAL.
TclRAL is a "C" based extension to Tcl that makes available a Tuple and
Relation data type as native Tcl objects and supplies a complete set of
relational algebraic operators for these types.
Version 0.8.4 is a small bug fix release to correct a problem in the
"relation group" command. Although, upgrading is encouraged, the fix to
the "relation group" command is the only change in this version.
The project is hosted at Sourceforge and the TEA compliant source package
as well as precompiled binaries for both Linux and Windows compiled against
both Tcl 8.4 and Tcl8.5 are available there.

Tcl 2007 final call for proposals. by Ron Fox
I am pleased to be able to announce an extension to the deadline
for Tcl 2007 submissions. Abstracts and proposals will be
accepted until July 1, 2007.
In September 2007 the U.S. Tcl conference returns to the historic
French Quarter of the city of New Orleans. Join us for what promises
to be the best Tcl conference yet. Even better, contribute a
paper, be prepared to talk about a work in progress, or join in on
the lively "Birds of a Feather" discussions that may range in topic
anywhere from "Using the Tile widget set" to "Obsolete weaponry."

ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
Interfacing with Java..

Scrollbars on WinXP.
native or nonnative scrollbars used dependent on the way tcl startup is
done; and the definitive answer from Georgios Petasis:

tclkit loses its keyboard response? SuSE 10.2 & KDE

Upgrading to ActiveTcl 8.4.14 results in problems with the package command!

TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
TIP 306 by Koen Danckaert : Auto-Naming Widgets
is a new TIP
Discussion in c.l.t; start with (second) posting by DKF

OOTW: Orphan of the week or questions nobody answered yet:
Tklib's widget::scrolledwindow mystery

Problems with expect and scp

tktreectrl2.1.1 - column delete - please help!

tls cert verification failure

same tcl different under ms windows and wine?

This OOTW list is not complete!

TWIP: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl this week TEN years ago:
tcl is slow, bytecompilation and dumbfounding a perlite ;-)

Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly reports on the Wikis:
This week's subject is mainly the Wiki itself, as there is
a lot of hard labour being put into the software and hardware
that make the Wiki such a wonderful medium. But your
chronicler will not leave unmentioned the pages that caught
his attention.

The Wiki
- The Recent Changes page now features a "message of the day"
at the top.

- It also shows tiny little triangles after the title and
the last editor's name. Depending on your browser it may
or may not be easily visible - but it is there! Click
on it to see the differences with the previous version of
the page.

- The Wiki gnomes have been cleaning up a lot of debris that
had accumulated over the years: especially invalid UTF-8

- Behind the screens a lot of work is being done to make
the Wiki more robust and what's more, browser-neutral.
Not an easy job, as you can see if you visit the Tclers'
chatroom regularly!

The Pages
- The well-known SQLite database package plays very well
with Tcl - but it does some "nasty" things to do that.
Here is an explanation of what is going on underneath
- <>

- Tcl has had a style guide for a long time now. Did you
know it was on the Wiki? <>

- PortAuthority is a nice little tool to manage so-called
DarwinPorts - OSX's answer to the problem of managing
third-party software - <> and

- Yet another tool for OSX: reading the catalogue of
iPhoto for storing and browsing photographs
- <>

- And here is a tool for Linux and UNIX: writing CDs
made easy -= <>

Everything Tcl-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in these
The "Welcome to comp.lang.tcl" message by Andreas Kupries
comp.lang.tcl is a crucial resource for Tcl practitioners.
An interesting perspective on its traffic appears at

The Tcl Developer Site is Tcl's "home base".

Larry Virden maintains a comp.lang.tcl FAQ launcher.

The Tcl Developer Xchange is a highly organized resource center
of documents and software with provisions for individuals to
maintain references to their own software:
The TDX sponsor, ActiveState, also keeps info to convince your
boss Tcl is a good thing

The Tcl'ers Wiki is a huge, dynamic, collaboratively edited repository
of documentation, examples, tutorials and pontifications on all things
For the ideal overview of the topics about Tcl most likely to
interest a newcomer, see "Arts and Crafts ..."
There's also a high-quality Wikibook on Tcl:

ActiveState maintains binaries distribution and development tools
along with a Cookbook of Tcl recipes

"La Gazette du Técleux" is an important monthly publication. presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Tcl intelligence.

Cameron Laird tracks several Tcl/Tk references of interest (but
needs to validate many of the links).

Years ago, Cetus Links maintained a Tcl/Tk page with verified links

"Yahoo! Groups" archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts--even
though clta itself is dormant.

We're working on more useful archives of past installments. In the
meantime, an alternative is

Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome.

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This one isn't really orphaned:

same tcl different under ms windows and wine?

It was eventually answered when I reposted it.