Looking Ahead to Tcl 8.6

ActiveTcl 8.5 has become the standard on which people build their Tcl applications, but Tcl 8.6 is just around the corner. Currently in beta, Tcl 8.6 is expected to have a final release in 2011. What new tricks will 8.6 pull out of the hat? Should you start using Tcl 8.6 soon? Watch this webinar and find out.

Our resident Tcl expert Jeff Hobbs, Director of Engineering at ActiveState and long-time Tcl community leader and member of the Tcl Core Team, provides an overview of the major features in Tcl 8.6, including Tk. Starting with a new core OO system, going through improvements to string and list handling, and cappping it off with lots of extras, this webinar covers the major changes in Tcl 8.6 and how to take advantage of them. Learn:

  • Highlights of Tcl and Tk 8.6 features (OO, NRE, zlib, and more)
  • Why you would upgrade to Tcl 8.6
  • Best Practices for upgrading and data migration: what to watch for, what not to worry about