Updated 1999-08-31 07:07:09

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

Sometimes it is easy to forget that the success of Tcl has been built upon the contributions of hundreds of individuals, so this week I would like to highlight three individuals who continue to make a noticeable contribution to our online Community and to the continued success of Tcl.

Congratulations are in order for Bryan Oakley, who is moving to work for Vignette, who ship StoryServer - a successful web-based product based upon Tcl-Tk. Good luck!

Something strange and unexpected, but wholly welcome happened this week - status reports on open bugs submitted to Scriptics started to fill up peoples mailboxes. This was the first, but I'm sure not the last, effect of Jeff Hobbs joining Scriptics and helping to strengthen its ongoing commitment to the Tcl Community.

Congratulations to Brent Welch for the favorable attention he brought to the Tcl Web Server in September 1999 issue of *Performance Computing*. See Kevin Reichard`s column, "Web Advisor", for details. For the Tcl Web Server to be mentioned side-by-side with Netscape's powerhouse is a great tribute to Brent and all the people who have contributed to its evolution over the years.

  • 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 8.2b2 Release Announcement (see [3])
  • Plus-patch for Tcl/Tk 8.2b1 (see [4])
  • TclPro 1.3b4 Release and Contest Announcement (see [5])
  • Discussion on Cross platform loading / linking and interaction of Stubs with the "shell" application (see [6]) (see [7])
  • Example of how to make Tcl_Expr functions available as native Tcl commands (see [8])
  • Simple, but effective suggestion for handling "point" markers on a canvas (see [9])
  • A summary of the state of Threads in Tcl (see [10])
  • Tcl - GDB integration. Allows you to script your debugging sessions (see [11])