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Subject: Tcllib 1.8 released
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tcllib is a Tcl-only library of standard routines for Tcl (no
compiling required). This release is a minor version change which
fixes numerous bugs and provides enhancements as well.


Tcllib 1.8 release notes
========================

Hello World, welcome to Tcllib 1.8.

This release is a minor version change which fixes numerous bugs and
provides enhancements as well, to existing modules, and via newly
added modules.


Availability
------------

The released distributions can be downloaded from

<http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=12883&package_id=24585&release_id=363503>

Available are gzipped, zipped, and bzipped tarballs, and a starkit.


Installation
------------

* For the starkit and starpack just execute the file and a GUI based
  installer will pop up. Fill out the paths, then run the installation.

* For the tarballs unpack them in some directory /foo, then run the
  file "/foo/installer.tcl". This will invoke the same installer used
  in the starkit and starpack.

Note: While the installer will open up a GUI by default (and if
possible), a command line based installation is provided too. Run the
installer with the option "-help" to see what is available.


Acknowledgments
---------------

Many thanks to

Aaron Faupell <afaupell at users dot sourceforge dot net>
Andreas Kupries <andreas_kupries at users dot sourceforge dot net>
Arjen Markus <arjenmarkus at users dot sourceforge dot net>
Bob Techentin <techentin at users dot sourceforge dot net>
Brent Welch <welch at ajubasolutions dot com>
Brett Schwarz <schwarzkopf at users dot sourceforge dot net>
Colin McCormack <coldstore at users dot sourceforge dot net>
Dan Kuchler <kuchler at ajubasolutions dot com>
David N. Welton <davidw at dedasys dot com>
Don Porter <dgp at users dot sourceforge dot net>
Donal K. Fellows <fellowsd at cs dot man dot ac dot uk>
Eric Melski <ericm at scriptics dot com>
Gerald Lester <gwlester at users dot sourceforge dot net>
Jeff Hobbs <jeffh at ActiveState dot com>
Joe English <jenglish at users dot sourceforge dot net>
Johannes-Heinrich Vogeler <vogeler at users dot sourceforge dot net>
Kevin Kenny <kennykb at users dot sourceforge dot net>
Marty Backe <marty at lucidway dot org>
Melissa Chawla <hershey at scriptics dot com>
Michael Schlenker <mic42 at users dot sourceforge dot net>
Miguel Sofer <mig at utdt dot edu>
Pat Thoyts <patthoyts at users dot sourceforge dot net>
Peter MacDonald <peter at pdqi dot com>
Reinhard Max <max at suse dot de>
Ross Mohn <rpmohn at panix dot com>
Sandeep Tamhankar <sandeep at scriptics dot com>
Scott Redman <redman at scriptics dot com>
Scott Stanton <stanton at scriptics dot com>
Steffen Traeger <Steffen dot Traeger at t-online dot de>
Stephane Arnold <sarnold75 at users dot sourceforge dot net>
Steve Ball <Steve dot Ball at zveno dot com>
Will Duquette <will at wjduquette dot com>


and all the people who submitted bug reports and patches.


Bug reports, patches, requests for enhancements (RFEs)
-----------------------------------------------------

Please submit bug reports, patches and RFEs at

[Bugs]    <http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=12883&atid=112883>
[Patches] <http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=12883&atid=312883>
[RFEs]    <http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=12883&atid=362883>


New in Tcllib 1.8
=================
                                        Tcllib 1.8
Module          Package                 New Version     Comments
------          -------                 -----------
-------------------------------
aes             aes                     1.0.0           AES Encryption
bibtex          bibtex                  0.5             Processing of
BibTeX bibliographies
blowfish        blowfish                1.0.0           Blowfish
Encryption
------          -------                 -----------
-------------------------------
des             tclDES                  1.0.0           DES encryption
                tclDESjr                1.0.0
------          -------                 -----------
-------------------------------
docstrip        docstrip                1.2             Literate
programming tools
                docstrip::util          1.2
------          -------                 -----------
-------------------------------
fumagic         fileutil::magic::filetype 1.0           File types
basic on magic numbers.
                fileutil::magic::mimetype 1.0
------          -------                 -----------
-------------------------------
grammar_me      grammar::me::cpu        0.1             Match Engine.
Foundation for
                grammar::me::cpu::core  0.1             parsers.
                grammar::me::tcl        0.1
                grammar::me::util       0.1
------          -------                 -----------
-------------------------------
grammar_peg     grammar::peg            0.1             Container for
Parsing Expression
                grammar::peg::interp    0.1             Grammars, PEG
interpreter.
------          -------                 -----------
-------------------------------
log             logger::appender        1.2             Utilities for
logger.
                logger::utils           1.2
------          -------                 -----------
-------------------------------
math            math::bigfloat          1.2
Arbitrary-precision floating point.
                math::linearalgebra     1.0             Matrix & vector
processing.
                math::roman             1.0             Handling of
roman numerals.
------          -------                 -----------
-------------------------------
page            page::analysis::*       0.1             Parser
generator packages. Plugin
                page::config::peg       0.1             based. Can be
used for arbitrary
                page::gen::*            0.1             text processing
as well because
                page::parse::*          0.1             of that.
                page::pluginmgr         0.1
                page::reader::*         0.1
                page::transform::*      0.1
                page::util::*           0.1
                page::writer::*         0.1
------          -------                 -----------
-------------------------------
pluginmgr       pluginmgr               0.1             Generic plugin
management.
rcs             rcs                     0.1             Processing of
RCS patches.
sha             sha256                  1.0.1           Extended SHA
hash
------          -------                 -----------
-------------------------------
sasl            SASL                    1.0.0           Simple
Authentication & Security Layer
                SASL::NTLM              1.0.0
------          -------                 -----------
-------------------------------
snit            snit                    2.0             Snit for Tcl
8.5
units           units                   2.1             Unit
conversions.
------          -------                 -----------
-------------------------------

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