24June03: Vote for TCL !
jcw has moved wikit enhancements ideas to the Ideas for Wikit enhancements page. Now that I have a bit more time, I am starting to classify them and see how some can be integrated in the current version. More to come soon...
The following sections describe 1) why I love TCL :-) and 2) the pages where to go in case you are interested in the development of wikit, the Tcl'ers wiki engine.Why Tcl?Hello, I have been working with TCL since 1993, mostly for developing at Simulog , the GUI of a simulation environment named "Open Modline" (and latter OML). It was included tools such as an "Experimenter" , an "Analyzer" , and a "Reporter" . I also used the Tcl format as a Data Interchange Format between the Qnap2 simulation engine and all the tools .Today, I'm still a big fan of Tcl, even if Java has become more important in my new job at Gemplus , a Smart Cards  manufacturer. I have been working on a Java framework for using Smart Cards named OpenCard Framework (OCF), see the web site I have set-up for more details: http://www.gemplus.com/techno/opencard/ and the official OCF site: http://www.opencard.org/ . During three years, I have also been involved in OCF consortium technical committee and have specified its process for work with the help of Gary Ellison, from Sun (see http://www.opencard.org/work/ ). My interests are detailed (not very much) in my Advogato Personal info page: http://advogato.org/person/cmuller/Now that I am working in a new project, I am back to using Tcl because I have set up an internal wiki for the project. I started from Jean-Claude Wippler's very good Wikit tool, written in Tcl and using his Metakit database, and I have made a couple of changes. This is why I love Tcl actually, it's the language where you can take any piece of code written by anybody else and understand and modify it, I was already doing that 15 years ago and it still works! For me Tcl is the "Open Source" language, just try to do that with C++!
BTW, feel free to modify this page at will, it is a work in progress...Of course!
Wikit DevelopmentThis section was devoted to the project of enhancing the Wikit engine.Now most contents has been moved  in a wiki that JCW has created and which is dedicated to wikit enhancements. I haven't had much time to work on this and merge my previous patches in the new sources tree, but I promise to find some time before the holidays! :-).Wikit Development LinksIn case you are intersted in wikit development, see these links:
- The TclersWiki Yahoo Group and mailing-list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TclersWiki
- The equi4 wiki devoted to wikit and other tools from jcw: http://www.equi4.com/Wikit
- A page about wikit enhancements proposals in this wiki: Ideas for Wikit enhancements includes the ideas of development and their status. (Note: my page at equi4 is obsolete).
- Use of the New wiki and CVS access: [JC, is this still valid?]
- to just try it, download and run from this temp spot 
tclkit wikit.bin (or chmod, mv, and run as "wikit")
- to track CVS:
cvs -d:pserver:[email protected]:/home/cvs login (empty pw) cvs -d:pserver:[email protected]:/home/cvs co wikit
- to check sources and diffs through the web interface:
- to run in unpacked mode:
- to pack it into a wikit.bin scripted doc:
ln -s wikit wikit.vfs (or "mv wikit wikit.vfs") sdx fs2sd wikit.binI'll tidy up and finish this work next week. Promise!