ActiveState Software Inc., the leading provider of tools and services for dynamic languages, today announced Daniel Steffen as the winner of the 2006 ActiveAward for Tcl, presented at the 13th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference in Naperville, IL.

Daniel is a postgrad research student at Macquarie University in Australia and an invaluable member of the Tcl community. As maintainer of the original TclTkAqua distribution, he beat Mac OS X build issues into submission as it was extended to support the Intel architecture and Universal builds. In addition, he has been key to ensuring a smoother native platform experience for Mac OS X users, as well as consistently assisting users in their transition to or increasing usage of Tcl/Tk on Mac OS X.

The ActiveAwards are held annually to honor members of the open source community who actively contribute to dynamic languages, and display excellence in their programming efforts. Winners are chosen by ActiveState's team of core language developers, and presented throughout the year at conferences targeting ActiveState's key technologies: Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl.