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ANNOUNCE: Tcl/Tk 8.4.4 Release

Tcl/Tk 8.4.4 Release Announcement
July 22, 2003

The Tcl Core Team is pleased to announce the 8.4.4 releases of the Tcl
scripting language and the Tk toolkit.  This is the fourth patch release
of Tcl/Tk 8.4.  More details can be found below.  We would like to
express our gratitude to all those who submit bug reports and patches.
This information is invaluable in enabling us to identify and eliminate
problems in the core.

Where to get the new releases:
------------------------------

Tcl/Tk 8.4.4 sources are freely available as open source from the
Tcl Developer Xchange web site at:

	http://www.tcl.tk/software/tcltk/8.4.html

This web page also contains additional information about the releases,
including new features and notes about installing and compiling the
releases.  Sources are always available from the Tcl SourceForge
project's file distribution area:

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

Windows, Linux, Solaris and HP-UX binaries are available from:

	http://www.activestate.com/Tcl

For additional information:
---------------------------

Please visit the Tcl Developer Xchange web site:

	http://www.tcl.tk/

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

Thank you for your contributions:
---------------------------------

As usual, this release includes contributions from the Tcl community.
We have a page honoring these contributors at:

	http://www.tcl.tk/software/tcltk/contributors.html

Summary of Changes since Tcl/Tk 8.4.3:
--------------------------------------

The following were the main changes in Tcl/Tk 8.4.4.  A complete list
can be found in the changes file at the root of the source tree.  The
more complete ChangeLog is also included with each source release.  This
is a patch release, so it primarily included bug fixes and corrections
to erratic behavior.  Below are only the most notable changes.

 * Reverted cmdName Tcl_ObjType change to allow extensions that poke
   into Tcl_Obj ptr internals to function again (TclBlend, e4graph, ...)

 * Stop eval of bytecode in a deleted interp

 * Mac OS X build system rewrite

 * Numerous doc improvements

 * Corrected segfault in invalid 'if' statement parsing

 * Enable -DTCL_UTF_MAX=6 during build to indicate UCS-4 mode.
   This is not the recommended build mode (UCS-2 remains the default).

 * 64-bit corrections in thread notifier

 * Safe base tests normalized paths

 * Improved cygwin path support (when building with cygwin libraries)

 * Improved MT-safety of VFS filesystem records

 * Recognize user:password in URL for http::geturl

 * Improved menu and image cleanup on exit

 * Correct call to XCloseIM based on X version

 * Correct last pane sizing in panedwindow and cursor handling with
   adjacent panedwindows

 * Prevent XGetGeometry call for each string drawn

 * Correct XCreateIC call for TK_XIM_SPOT usage

 * Provide consistency between unix and windows -cursor option

 * Correctly handle the -sliderrelief option while moving the thumb

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Tcl Core Team and Maintainers
Jeff Hobbs, Tcl Core Release Manager
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