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Tcl/Tk 8.6b3 Release Announcement September 18, 2012 The Tcl Core Team is pleased to announce the 8.6b3 releases of the Tcl dynamic language and the Tk toolkit. This is the third beta release of Tcl/Tk 8.6. More details can be found below. We would like to express our gratitude to all those who submit bug reports and patches. This information is invaluable in enabling us to identify and eliminate problems in the core. Where to get the new releases: ------------------------------ Tcl/Tk 8.6b3 sources are freely available as open source from the Tcl Developer Xchange web site at: http://www.tcl.tk/software/tcltk/8.6.html This web page also contains additional information about the releases, including new features and notes about installing and compiling the releases. Sources are always available from the Tcl SourceForge project's file distribution area: http://sourceforge.net/projects/tcl/files/ Binaries for most major platforms are available from: http://www.activestate.com/Tcl For additional information: --------------------------- Please visit the Tcl Developer Xchange web site: http://www.tcl.tk/ This site contains a variety of information about Tcl/Tk in general, the core Tcl and Tk distributions, Tcl development tools, and much more. Summary of Changes since Tcl/Tk 8.6b2: -------------------------------------- The following were the main changes in Tcl/Tk 8.6b3. A complete list can be found in the changes file at the root of the source tree. The more complete ChangeLog is also included with each source release. This is a beta release of 8.6. The beta designation means that the feature set for 8.6 is believed to be complete, and the focus is now on testing and bug fixing moving quickly toward an 8.6.0 release. All relevant bug fixes (and some more) up to and including 8.5.12 changes are included in 8.6b3. This release is a development release, and should only be considered for deployment use after considerable testing. * [TIP 388] New syntax for extended Unicode: \Uhhhhhhhh * [TIP 396] New command: [yieldto] * [TIP 398] Non-blocking channels no longer forced to flush on exit *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY *** * [TIP 380] New OO builtin class: [oo::Slot] *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY *** * [TIP 397] New OO standard method: <cloned> - extends [oo::copy] *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY *** * [TIP 395] New subcommand: [string is entier] * [TIP 403] Redefined color names to match Web colors. *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY *** * On Windows, adopt convention that Ctrl-A means Select-All *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY *** * Increased use of virtual events in Tk. *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY *** * [TIP 376] Bundled distribution of sqlite3 3.7.14, tdbcsqlite3-1.0b17 * Update to Unicode 6.2 support. * Bytecode compiled: [catch] [dict with] [lrange] [lreplace] * Updated packages: - dde 1.4.0b1 [TIP 106] New option: [dde execute|poke -binary] - http 2.8.4 Accept IPv6 URLs; Make -headers override -type. - Itcl 4.0b8 - msgcat 1.5.0 [TIP 404] New commands: [mcflset] [mcflmset] - registry 1.3.0 fix [registry keys] failure - tcltest 2.3.4 - TclOO 0.7 - tdbc 1.0b17 - Thread 2.7b1 New command: [thread::cancel] * Fixed several clip region issues. * Fixed crash in tearoff menus. * Made [auto_execok] search match that for [exec]. * Several fixes to stacked zlib (de)compression channels * Mac OS X versions less than 10.4 (Tiger) no longer supported. *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY *** -- Tcl Core Team and Maintainers Don Porter, Tcl Core Release Manager