[ANNOUNCE] Tcl-To-Go, add-on disk for the muLinux system

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I'm releasing Tcl-To-Go, a single disk add-on floppy for the muLinux system.
Tcl-To-Go fits over 35+ Tcl applications, plus tclsh and wish interpreters
onto a single (1722kb formatted) floppy. This represents more than
six megabytes of Tcl/Tk.

Many thanks to all of the authors whose code I've included in Tcl-To-Go!


You can get Tcl-To-Go at:
http://home.worldnet.att.net/~tpoindex/
http://www.nyx.net/~tpoindex/


muLinux is an application-centric, single floppy distribution of Linux. Other
add-on disks for muLinux includes X11 (required by Tcl-To-Go), VNC, GCC, EXT.
See the muLinux home page at:
http://sunsite.auc.dk/mulinux

Emjoy!

Tom Poindexter
tpoi...@nyx.net


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Tcl-To-Go

Tom Poindexter, tpoi...@nyx.net
3rd edition, Dec. 20 1999

Change log is located at the bottom of this file.

An add-on floppy for muLinux to add a healthy mix of application programs
written in Tcl/Tk. Requires the muLinux X11 add-on, as most Tcl programs
included are X11 based.

muLinux resources:
home page: http://sunsite.auc.dk/mulinux
mailing list: mulinux-...@sunsite.auc.dk

Tcl-To-Go: http://home.worldnet.att.net/~tpoindex/
http://www.nyx.net/~tpoindex/

Documentation:
Little documentation for each application is included. Some applications have
builtin help; check my 'notes' section for each entry. Please refer to
the applications' URL's for additional documentation.

Preference files/directories:
Many application also want to save user preferences into various directories
under $HOME or $USER. Typically, user files are stored as ".files" or
".directories" under "/" or "/root", if running muLinux as a single user.

If you wish to save the applications' preferences, you should make your own
arrangements to save and restore these files during muLinux startup and
shutdown.

Licenses issues:
The majority of the applications included have been written by others, and
are distributed under various license and/or copyrights.
For GPLed applications, refer to http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.txt
For BSD & copyrighted applications, see the license & copyright statement in
each application.

Included applications:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---base tcl/tk

tclsh8.0
wish8.0
description: Tcl/Tk, tclsh & wish interpreters
ver: 8.0.5
license: BSD style
author: John Ousterhout, et.al.
http://www.scriptics.com
tsp hacks:
add proc 'source' to init.tcl: examine file name, if a file
matches *.gz, then use gunzip to unpack source file.
tk.tcl - make mulinux friendly defaults, background color, fonts

gzip all tcl/tk library .tcl files, except init.tcl and tk.tcl

most files in ./bin link to STARTUP.SH, which starts wish and
causes the real program to be sourced from ../lib/bingz

compiled under Redhat 4.2 (libc5)
configure --prefix=/usr/tcltk --enable-shared --disable-symbols
edit makefile to add '-Wl,-rpath,/usr/tcltk/lib' and
'-Wl,-rpath-link,/usr/tcltk/lib' when linking shared libs & executables

strip tclsh wish libtcl8.0.5.so libtk8.0.5.so

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---editors

edit
description: Tcl Text Edit, /w macros, ftp/http get & put, multiple files.
author: Dennis Ehlin <hkc...@tninet.se>
ver: http://www.user.tninet.se/~hkc141i
license: BSD style
http://www.user.tninet.se/~hkc141i
tsp hacks:
added exec lines; use TCLTEXTEDIT_LIB for library directory;
copy lib macro files when making $HOME/.tcltextedit/;
use safe interp when evaling command (txt.tcl);
for some reason, edit main program doesn't like most lib .tcl files
to be compressed (?? !!) instead, put all but cfg.tcl inline in
main 'edit' source file.
looks like you should be able to open an http:// url on the
comand line, but doesn't seem to work.

tknotepad:
description: a simple text editor, /w find/replace, hot keys
author: Joe Acosta <jo...@mindspring.com>
ver: 0.7.1
license: Copyright
http://www.mindspring.com/~joeja/programs.html
tsp hacks:
change exec line to simple 'wish'
reduce font sizes

vedit:
description: a simple text editor, part of tkapps suite
see: vmail3 (tkapps) under news/mail


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---spreadsheet/calculators/math

tk#
description: spreadsheet
author: Martin Vermeer <m...@liisa.pp.fi>
ver: 0.3
license: GPL
http://www.netby.net/Oest/Europa-Alle/vermeer/
tsp hacks:
respository and demo files in /usr/tcltk/lib/tk#

ksc
description: RPN-type calculator
author: Ken St-Cyr <kens...@cs.pdx.edu>
ver: 0.16
license: BSD style
http://www.cs.pdx.edu/%7Ekenstcyr/linux.html
tsp hacks:
change exec line to simple 'wish'
change font, avoid bold

surface
description: display three dimensional surface based on z = F(x,y)
author: Eduard Kholyavko <ed...@florin.ru>
ver: 04091999
license: Copyright
ftp://ftp.florin.ru/pub/edik
tsp hacks:
changed exec line
it doesn't fit on VGA X server very well, but too cool not to include!


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---network

fireman
description: firewall manager, uses ipfwadm to set policy
author: aRG <la...@internetcom.com.br> ??
ver: 2.0
license: Copyright
http: http://www.tectrip.net/arg/
tsp hacks:
added exec line; changed aux program paths to env(FIREMAN_LIB); changed
[exec date] to use clock command.
changed exec /sbin/ipfwadm to just ipfwadm, ipchains
changed fonts

sockspy
description: examine a TCP conversation, in hex or ascii
author: Tom Poindexter <tpoi...@nyx.net>
ver: 1.0
license: BSD style
http://www.nyx.net/~tpoindex/tcl.html
tsp hacks:
all of it
notes:
command line options: sockspy clientPort serverHost serverPort
clientPort - port to which clients connect
serverHost - machine where real server runs
serverPort - port on which real server listens
e.g. To watch your Telnet session to 'otherhost':
$ sockspy 2000 otherhost 23 &
$ telnet localhost 2000

tkftp
description: graphical FTP client
author: Pascal Jermini <redoc...@bluewin.ch>
ver: 1.0.2
license: GPL
http://a.trevano.ch/~jermini/tkftp/
tsp hacks:
add exec line; change TKFTP_LIB_DIR to use env(TKFTP_LIB_DIR);
reduce sizes of listboxes to shrink overal size

ezsmtp
description: EZ SMTP library for tcl
author: D.J. Hagberg
ver: 0.9.0
license: BSD
http://www.millibits.com/djh/tcl/index.html
tsp hacks:
none, ezsmtp is used by 'mailquote'


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---irc/mud

dirc
description: Internet Relay Chat program
author: Kemal Hadimli <di...@iname.com>
ver: 1.5
license: Copyright
http://metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux/system/network/chat/irc/
tsp hacks:
make main.tcl the dirc command, with exec lines
include all library source inline
change logdir to {} to avoid logging
change nuke array to empty

netplug
description: irc chat, go client, with plugins
author: Laurant Demailly <L...@Demailly.com>
ver: 0.62
license: Copyright
http://www.demailly.com/~dl/netplug.html
tsp hacks:
cause [source script] to read real file
use NETPLUG_PLUGINS as dir for zero.dat in irc.pli
touch orignal *.pli names so that main prog can find them

mmucl
description: Mark's MUd CLient, Mmucl (pronounced muckle)
author: Mark Patton <mpa...@jhu.edu>
ver: 1.2.0
license: GPL
http://idt.net/~tmtr01/mmucl/
tsp hacks:
remove xterm & console interfaces; use interface/tk.tcl as 'mmucl'
main program; replace nice tkinfo help system with ugly xterm (tkinfo
is just too big for mulinux/tcl-to-go)


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---web

tclticker
mailquote
description: stock ticker, uses HTTP requests to get stock quotes
author: Tom Poindexter <tpoi...@nyx.net>
ver: 1.1
license: BSD-style
http://www.nyx.net/~tpoindex
tsp hacks:
all of it
notes:
mailquote mails quotes to an email address, see
/usr/tcltk/lib/tclticker/README.gz for notes.

august
description: HTML editor
author: Johan Bengtsson <joh...@lls.se>
ver: 0.50
license: GPL
http://www.lls.se/~johanb/august/
tsp hacks:
changed exec line

neowebscript-sa
description: HTTP web server, with Tcl based scripting
author: George Porter <gpo...@neosoft.com>
ver: 1.1
license: Copyright
http: http://www.neosoft.com/neowebscript-sa/
tsp hacks:
added exec line; changed conf/httpd.conf to recognize environment
variables to set configuration; changed source location of httpd.conf;
changed index.html to reflect new environment vars.
remove pid file on exit.
added mime types .tgz, .bz2 to mime.tcl
notes:
if the server doesn't start up (socket: can't bind to address), you
probably have the muLinux pygmy web server running. either kill
the pygmy server, or start neowebscript-sa with a different port:
$ HTTP_PORT=8000 neowebscript-sa &
then, connect to it with chimera or quark as http://localhost:8000/


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---news/mail

vmail3

description: tkapps: vmail3 - mail client (/w pop3) & newsreader, vedit,
vbiff, fm - file manager
author: John Willem van Gulik <jvg...@magi.com> ??
ver: 3.2.4 (vmail3 version)
license: GPL
http://infoweb.magi.com/~jvgulik
tsp hacks:
change exec lines
removed: vvac, vquery, showhtml, vshow, vprog, logview, vfile, vdb, vdir
lib/tkapps/lib/config.tk - set smaller fonts; rename some buttons
on mail menu bar to be smaller
change .au files in tkapps/sounds to be tiny
change system.tk - just use plain 'df', not -k for Linux
many hacks to vprocs.tk, news.tk, mail.tk, socket.tk:
add pattern matching for list of
newsgroups, remove unsubscribed news groups, numerous bug
fixes; added check reconnect to newsserver; use nntpserver,
nntpport option values as server/port to open.
change sendmail_send to use mailserver & mailport option
values.

notes:
use vmail3 for both email and newsreader; to set a POP3 mailbox, use
userid@pophost as the mailbox name, where 'userid' is your POP3
user id, and 'pophost' is your POP3 host machine.

news can be a little cranky, e.g. if you select 'show all messages' with an open newsgroup, then you must re-open that group to show the effect.

John's email & home pages don't seem to be at maji.com any longer :(
I haven't been able to contact him.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---games

mines
description: mine sweeper, clear all the mines without stepping on one
author: Neil Johnson <Neil.J...@camcon.co.uk>
ver: 27/10/97
license: Copyright
http://members.xoom.com/Neil_Johnson
tsp hacks:
changed exec line

tetris
description: tetris, the game of falling blocks, multiplayer
author: Jeffery Hobbs <jeff....@acm.org>
ver: 3.2
license: Copyright
http://www.hobbs.wservice.com/tcl/script/
tsp hacks:
none

hextris
description: a devilish version of tetris with hexagonal shapes, multiplayer
author: Jeffery Hobbs <jeff....@acm.org>
ver: 1.1
license: Copyright
http://www.hobbs.wservice.com/tcl/script/
tsp hacks:
none

breakout:
description: classic breakout
author: Donal K. Fellows <donal....@cs.man.ac.uk>
ver: 11/1/1996
license: Copyright
http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~fellowsd/tcl/#tclets
tsp hacks:
added exec line
adapted from tclet

hexplode
description: strategy game
author: Neil Winton <ne...@winton.freeserve.co.uk>
ver: 1.2
license: Copyright
http://www.winton.freeserve.co.uk/tcl/hexplode.html
tsp hacks:
adapted from tclet

videopoker
description: video poker
author: Joseph A. Konstan <kon...@cs.umn.edu>
ver: 1.0
license: BSD style
http://www.cs.umn.edu/Research/GIMME/video-poker.html
tsp hacks:
made window slightly smaller; use default mostly fonts
adapted from tclet

solitaire
description: classic solitaire
author: Michael J. McLennan <m...@cadence.com>
ver: 1.0
license: Copyright
http://www.tcltk.com/training/plugin/solitarie.vet
tsp hacks:
made window slightly smaller
Michael contributed the full non-tclet version


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---utilities

incant
description: Dictionary client
author: Chris Allen <fast...@fastjack.turf.org>
ver: 1.5
license: GPL
http://www.turf.org/departments/publishing/incant/
tps hacks:
allow use of DICT_HOST & DICT_PORT environment variables
instead of default 'dict.org' and '2628'.
don't use bold fonts

stopwatch:
description: simple stopwatch
author: Don Libes <li...@nist.gov>
ver: 1.1
license: Copyright
http://www.mel.nist.gov/div826/src/stopwatch/
tsp hacks:
changed exec line

md5
description: compute the RFC 1321 MD5 Message Digest of a file or string
author: Don Libes <li...@nist.gov>
ver: 1.0
license: Copyright
http://expect.nist.gov/md5pure/
tsp hacks:
i made a very simple interface, usage:
md5 "some string value" # md5 of a command line argument
md5 -f filename # md5 of a file
md5 # enter message in text box

fm
description: simple file manager, mime aware
see: vmail3 (tkapps) under news/mail

maplot
description: plot the sun's postition on the earth
author: Matti Koskinen <mjko...@sci.fi>
ver: 1.0
license: Copyright
http://www.sci.fi/~mjkoskin/
tsp hacks:
changed exec line
adapted from tclet

starmap
description: zoomable view of our closest stars
author: Sarang <sar...@sarangworld.com>
ver: 1.0
license: Copyright
http://www.sarangworld.com/TCL/starmap.html
tsp hacks:
changed exec line; make initial window smaller
adapted from tclet

notes:
hold button-1 to drag map around
use mouse button-2 to zoom in (or shift-button-1, must stop with)
use mouse button-3 to zoom out (or control-button-1, other button!)

polaris (the north star) is the topmost star, ursae majoris (the big
dipper) should be visible below polaris.

cdrtoaster
description: utility to burn CD-ROMs
author: Ian Kjos <bro...@jump.net>
ver: 1.04pre2
license: GPL
http://www.jump.net/~brooke/cdrtoast/
tsp hacks:
changed exec line; make fonts mulinux friendly
requires 'cdrecord' and 'mkisofs' from mulinux EXT add-on disk

mmencode
uuencode
uudecode
description: base64 mmencode, standard and base64 uuencode/uudecode
author: Steve Ball <steve...@zveno.com>
ver: 1.0
license: BSD
http://www.zveno.com
tsp hacks:
taken from Steve's Tcl web browser, Plume. i added argument processing,
code to implement '-q' for mmencode, and added in the code for
uuencode/uudecode routines.
tclsh based, does not link to STARTUP.SH, but does look for $TCLTKLIB
to source lib files.
for vmail3 support

uniq
head
rmdir
description: simple implementations of these commands
author: Tom Poindexter <tpoi...@nyx.net>
ver: 1.0
license: Copyright
http://www.nyx.net/~tpoindex
tsp hacks:
for vmail3 support
tclsh based, does not link to STARTUP.SH


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---graphics

impress
description: object oriented graphics drawing
author: Christopher Jay Cox <cj...@acm.org>
ver: 1.0b
license: GPL
http://www.ntlug.org/~ccox/impress/index.html
tsp hacks:
remove many hardcoded fonts, most are not on muLinux
change Global(Font)
include tkfontsel.tcl from impress_complete

tkpaint
description: object oriented graphics drawing
author: Samy Zafrany <sa...@netanya.ac.il>
ver: 1.5.4
license: GPL
http://www.ice.ru/~vitus/misc/tkpaint.html
tsp hacks:
make window geom slightly smaller
Victor B. Wagner <vi...@ice.ru> is the Unix port maintainer
change font specifications, avoid bold

ldsdraw
description: Logical Data Structure(LDS) modeling software
author: Alex Safonov <asf...@cs.umn.edu> ??
ver: 5.0a
license: BSD style
http://www.cs.umn.edu/~safonov/ldsdraw
tsp hacks:
fix exec line; move extra files to /usr/tcltk/lib/ldsdraw; make initial
screen geometry smaller & remove placement; allow showhelp to use
gl(home) path; touch ldsobj.tcl lib file to allow startup.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---development

tkcon
description: enhanced console for Tcl
author: Jeffery Hobbs <jeff....@acm.org>
ver: 1.6
license: Copyright
http://www.hobbs.wservice.com/tcl/script/tkcon/
tsp hacks:
none

vtcl
description: visual tcl application development
author: Stewart Allen <ste...@neuron.com>
ver: 1.2.0
license: GPL
http://www.neuron.com/stewart/vtcl/
tsp hacks:
added exec line;
hack vTcl:load_lib to look for .gz lib file;
compressed lib files, but had to touch lib_*.tcl files to make things
work

tuba
description: debugger for tcl applications
author: John Stump <john...@iname.com>
ver: 2.4p1
license: Starving Artist Artistic License; see lib/tuba/LICENSE.TXT
http://members.xoom.com/iliadtools/tuba
tsp hacks:
remove TclparserX.tcl, make link to Tclparser.tcl; remove examples;
remove docs;
set tubalibdir to $env(TUBA_LIB); make window geom slightly smaller
lib/tuba/tuba_lib.tcl doesn't like to be compressed


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Change Log:

Nov. 1999
create initial TCL addon. first release.

Dec. 7, 1999
updated august to 0.50
added additional mime types for neowebscript-sa (.tgz, .bz2)
added tclticker, a stock ticker application
added doc/Tcl-Programming.HOWTO at request of Michele
moved this readme to ./doc, keep link in ./lib for xfm stuff

Dec. 20, 1999
fix vmail3 to use proper mmencode arguments
fix mmencode to accept "infile outfile" on command line,
more input checking for mmencode -u & uudecode
fix cdrtoaster, ignore checking that device is readable, per michele
upgrade tkftp to version 1.1.0
upgrade tclticker to version 1.1
added tclticker-1.1 program 'mailquote'
added ezsmtp library for use by mailquote

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enjoy!
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Tom Poindexter
tpoi...@nyx.net
http://www.nyx.net/~tpoindex/

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