Let's get to the heart of the matter. Why hasn't the TCT focused on
this? Why isn't the TCT releasing status updates?
To most outsiders Tcl must appear just like any other old language, but
I think it's more.
I have too. I've also learned some things I'd never do, because some of
the code is or was a mess. But, I appreciate the messes sometimes just
as much, because Tcl is free, and provides quite a lot.
We don't need marketing. We need people creating more competitive
applications, and wanting to show them off.
Tk doesn't compete with Gtk+ and Qt in terms of image manipulation speed
(a common requirement today). I've had to write my own extensions for
this, and now I'm gradually porting a display widget to Windows.
Tk doesn't compete when manipulating images (think of the GIMP in Tk),
and until Tile comes with Tk we won't have themes. Even then,
applications will have to be gradually rewritten for Tile, because you
can't do namespace import -force ::ttk::* anymore. We also don't have a
standard 3D binding for OpenGL like many other toolkits. We've got a
choice of 3 or 4 different OpenGL interfaces. Good luck if you can
build some of them on non-Linux platforms (I know, because I've tried).
I don't think it means less robustness overall. The TCT isn't doing
code reviews or being proactive about hunting down *possible* bugs from
what I've seen. Instead the TCT is reactive.
You've already given up. :( You had some hope last year, what's
changed? I've seen videos for Ruby on Rails, and I don't see the