October 24, 2001

Tcl 8.3.4 released

Author: JT Smith

davidw writes: "The Tcl maintainers are pleased to announce the 8.3.4 releases of the
Tcl scripting language and the Tk toolkit. This is the fourth patch
release of Tcl/Tk 8.3. More details can be found below. We'd like to
thank all those that submit bugs and patches as they are the primary
source of information for us to identify problems in the core."
Where to get the new releases:

Tcl/Tk 8.3.4 sources are freely available from the Tcl Developer Xchange
web site at:


This web page also contains additional information about the releases,
including new features and notes about installing and compiling the
releases. The files are directly available from the Tcl SourceForge
project's file distribution area (which includes Mac binaries):

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group _id=10894

ActiveState also provides Windows, Linux and Solaris binaries that
include numerous popular extensions at:

http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Downloads/ActiveT cl/
(should be available by end of day Oct 23)

For additional information:

Please visit the Tcl Developer Xchange web site:


This site contains a variety of information about Tcl/Tk in general,
the core Tcl and Tk distributions, and much more.

Thank you for your contributions:

As usual, this release includes contributions from the Tcl community.
Tcl/Tk is maintained by the community, with the source repository and
bug database at SourceForge:


Everyone is encouraged to participate in making Tcl an even better

Summary of Changes in Tcl/Tk 8.3.4:


The following were the main changes in this release. A complete list
can be found in the ChangeLog file at the root of the source tree. This
is a patch release, so it primarily included bug fixes and corrections
to erratic behavior. Below are only the most notable changes.

* Improved build support for GNU (HURD), QNX and Mac OS X

* Enabled 64bit compilation on HP-11 via --enable-64bit

* Updated msgcat and http packages

* New file I/O flush management for Windows (up to 100x speedup)

* Plugged a few minor memory leaks in error cases

* Corrected handling of spaces in pathnames passed to 'exec' on Windows

* Win64 support using Whistler64 RC 1

* Native memory allocator now the default on Windows.

* Corrected thread finalization problems for threaded builds.

* Updated unicode encodings from http://www.unicode.org/

* Fixed tk_chooseDirectory crash on Win95

* Removed 2 second 'raise' delay for some Unix windows managers

* Updated Mac/Windows wish console

* Enhanced 'bgerror' dialog

* Fixed file filtering in Motif file dialogs

The full list can be seen at

http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?relea se_id=57667

Jeff Hobbs Tcl Core Release Manager"

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