The Tcler's Wiki is a collaboratively-edited area on the web, dedicated to the Tcl programming language and its extensions, including the Tk graphical toolkit.
- The basic concept of a Wiki Wiki Web
- the purpose of this Wiki
- a discussion
- user guide for the wiki
- Formatting Rules
- Wikignoming: what is to be done
- Comments on the Tcl'ers Wiki
- feedback welcomed!
- Tcler's Wiki in the press
- publicity about the web site
- Help - I am stuck in the Tcl'ers Wiki and I don't know what to do!
- the implementation that runs this wiki
- about this site
- suggestions for Wikit
- The underlying software is stable but suggestions and feature requests are welcomed!
- Wiki Gripes
- Wikit problems
- Who owns the content on this Wiki
- talks about intellectual property issues
- New Pages
- A good spot to see new pages launched
- Category Category
- the key page for the Category system, and the place to get a list of all the categories
- tcl wiki package project
- a community project
- Wikit Problems
- who to contact when this site goes awry...
- a separate wiki used to discuss the development of this wiki, but apparently not since 2007.
- Dear citizens of Tokelau , please fire the administrators of tk domain and replace them with public servants who will not make a laughing stock of the territory.
- wiki .tcl-lang.org
- deprecated, redirects to wiki.tcl.tk
The system hosting the Tcler's Wiki comprises the following software modules
The relationships between the modules are shown in the following diagram
The Wiki is hosted on a virtual Linux server at Linode.com [L1 ]
The TDBC back-end is currently SQLite.
The help page contains information on how to get started making changes to the pages on this wiki. Any good-faith changes to this wiki are very welcome! Feel free to jump right in to correct typos, improve code examples (make sure to verify first that your changes don't break the code), add comments or any other content that contributes to the quality of this site.
If you'd like to jump in and help develop the content of this wiki, help is needed on several fronts. Here are some suggested activities:
- Read comp.lang.tcl and write up good information on the wiki
- try to find an appropriate on-topic location for it, tie it in to other wiki content, and modify it as necessary to keep the signal high and the noise low
- Read the Tcl Chatroom and bring good information into the wiki
- same process as the previous task.
The Tcler's Wiki was created by Jean-Claude Wippler and hosted by him ("IPX Server" [L2 ], located in Nürnberg, Germany) from 1999 until the early 2007. Its domain name was originally mini.net. With thanks to the previous provider, Rackspace (TX, US), whose server hosted mini.net for many years.
The Tcler's Wiki is sometimes claimed to be the second oldest wiki still running (after https://wiki.tcl-lang.org/revision/The+Tcler%27s+Wiki?V=0%|%first ). The WikiWikiWeb edit on its first page%|% dates from 1999-02-19.
In early 2007 the hosting was taken over by Colin McCormack after he wrote a new network interface to the Wiki backend, and in early 2008 the Wiki was given a visual makeover by Steve Landers, Jos Decoster began to add new markup (an ongoing project for Jos) and Kevin Kenny wrote the history facilities.
In 2010, Jos Decoster retargeted the wiki to TDBC backend, necessitating substantial rewrites.
The Wiki is now hosted by the Tcl Association on behalf of the Tcl Community, and maintained by a team of volunteers, including
The Wiki contents are stewarded by a team of Wiki Gnomes, one of the most prominent being Larry Virden.
Colin McCormack continues to develop and support Wub and the Wiki network interface.
AMG: This page needs to be updated in various places.