5 Sep 2001 stevecassidy   » (Journeyer)

A busy month, various things happening with Tcl and Emu.

The Tcl installer stuff has given birth to TIP#55 which suggests a package format for Tcl extensions. The scope of this seems to be growing somewhat to specifying the structure of an online archive of packages. I've put up a prototype repository as part of sorting out the requirements. I hope this comes to be accepted since Tcl really needs a good extension repository to make all the code out there in the world more useful.

I've begun making much more use of extensions writing Tcl lately, there's always been some resistance to doing this mainly because they're seen as hard to find and install. Tcllib is a great resource. I'm considering writing a book to try to spread the word; I wonder whether I'll find the time...

Made a new Emu release with various features for transcription of dialogue. Dan has now got an almost working Mac port with just a few GUI glitches to sort out before we can release. I hope I can put version 1.x behind me now and get stuck in to the new and interesting stuff in 2.0.

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