Description (Updated Oct 10, 2002 ~ Version 1.7.6)
NewzPoint is an information browser written in Tcl/Tk. NewzPoint can display multiple web pages in a two-tiered tab layout system using Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the display engine. This tab system allows for quick accessibility for each web page. NewzPoint also keeps all these web pages current by pulling content from the web at a constant (yet adjustable rate). Buttons located in the Toolbar are available to assist with navigation, help and configuration.
NewzPoint also has the ability to generate, update and serve webpages. This feature is used in the display of the Comics page (shown below).
Initial options are saved in a configuration file 'newzpoint.ini' which is read at startup, on exit the current configuration changes and saved (including window placement and tab poisition).
Installation and Execution
The easiest way to get NewzPoint is to download a single executable containing TclKit and NewzPoint at https://www.tcl-lang.org/starkits/newzpoint.exe its (around 1.1 Mbytes). Place it in a directory and run the newzpoint executable. If you already have newzpoint then put the executable in the same directory as the current newzpoint.ini file (see note in the Configuration section about the change to the comics page).
StarKit - Scripted Document
If you want to use TclKit to run the StarKit then download https://www.tcl-lang.org/starkits/newzpoint.kit (around 245 Kbytes). Run the file by running the TclKit executable with the newzpoint.kit as the first argument.
If you want all the scripts and you Tcl/Tk installed then download http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jakeforce/newzpoint17.vfs.zip (around 242 Kbytes). Unzip the file (keep the tree structure) and run the main.tcl file located in the root directory.
Current version is 1.7.6 (10/10/2002)
This version has the following changes:
Existing users need to change location of the comics page to http://localhost:9107/Comic from its current local absolute path.
see newzpoint.ini file for information on what it being loaded
On the Horizon
I would like to thank all the users of NewzPoint that have sent in suggestions and patches. Below is a list of people that have helped with NewzPoint or components used by NewzPoint.
Sorry if I have forgotten anyone in the above list but I appreciate any those have contributed to this project.
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