Updated 1999-08-31 06:59:50

by Matt Newman - 'DejaNews:'' [1]

It has been a relatively quite week, with a lot of effort focused on getting the last few nits out of Tcl/Tk 8.2(b3) prior to final.

  • Call for Papers : Tcl2K Conference (deadline Sep 1 99). Please give serious consideration to contributing a paper - it is a great opportunity to not only share ideas but meet people who share a common interest (see [2])
  • Get ready for the 7th USENIX Tcl/Tk Conference, Feb. 14-18, 2000, in Austin, Texas http://www.usenix.org/events/tcl2k/
  • Tcl/Tk 8.2b3 Release Announcement. (8.2.0 coming soon) (see [3])
  • Various techniques for animating GIFs. Check out Msg. 6 for a neat solution to the speed issue (thread [4])
  • Very simple example of using Expect via telnet (see [5])
  • Obtaining stdout concurrently from an exec'd command (DISCUSSION) (thread [6])
  • Invitation to contribute an extension for accessing the Win32 System Tray (see [7])
  • i18n: a simple keyboard widget (see [8])
  • Proposal for extending the package versioning notation to include "natural" version numbers, such as 8.2b3. (Part of a long thread) (see [9])
  • Valuable site for information on using GCC on Windows platforms http://www.xraylith.wisc.edu/~khan/software/tcl/tcl.html