how to use demo code

David S. Cargo (
Sun, 8 Feb 98 17:28:18 CST

Date: Sun, 8 Feb 98 17:28:18 CST
From: (David S. Cargo)
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Subject: how to use demo code

I forgot to tell you how to run the demo code.

Download all the *.tcl files.

Start wish.

Issue the command "source mac.tcl". This will bring up a window
with the GUI in it. The tabs work (better under Linux and 4.2 than
Windows 95 and 8.0). The parts that work at least somewhat are the
menu bar, the tabs, about half of the filters tab, and much of the
archives tab.

If you look at the bottom of the window, there's a window that shows
the current widget name. Once we are ready to start writing help,
we can move the cursor over every widget, and then go to the wish
window and type "dump var allwindows". This will list all the windows
that were visited. Then we write the help and put the code into
the initialization procs. From there on it all just works.

I haven't added "Help" to the menu bar yet, because I don't have
anything for it to do yet.

Rapid feedback is desirable. I don't know how much more I can get done
before Wednesday evening.