Windows 7

Expect support for Windows 7

I regularly develop standalone utilities to simplify, make more efficient and mitigate the chance for errors during my customer support activities. These utilities make heavy use of the TclDev kit libs and Expect. Its my understanding Expect is not supported on Windows 7 which is becoming more and more restrictive. Are there any plans to support a Windows 7 native Expect lib?

Can't run

I want to debug a python script running on a C++ application which has an embedded/extended Python interpreter (actually the ActiveState python v 2.6.4 for Windows 32 bit).

I add the following to my script:

from dbgp.client import brk
brk(host="OGRI", port=9000)

I have also added the following to my PYTHONPATH:


so it should pick up the module for import. However it does not:

>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 1, in

Win32com / makepy: Accessing COM 'functions'


I am working with ActivePython and it's COM support to automate PowerPoint from Python:

- I generated 'stubs' using the makepy utility.

- Now I need to translate sth like the call into Python:


With ActivePresentation.ColorSchemes

    .Item(1).Colors(ppBackground).RGB = <strong>RGB(255, 0, 0)</strong>

End With


The problem is the call to the RGB-function, which works in VB/VBA, but I have no clue how to call the 'function' from Python.

(complete snippet is at )

WebSockets prevents Stackato from starting up propertly

I followed the instructions here to add web sockets support for my app:

After, I do this, I get an error 500 in the console's message box: "VM not responding properly". If I revert the change I'm fine.

I'm running Stackato 2.2.1_1 on VM Box.

Any ideas?


change html tags to lowercase

I want to use Komodo Edit 7 to create the base HTML files for an e-book publishing project.

I have to create a lot of e-pubs from books we've published. Most of our original typesetting files are in Framemaker 5.5.6 format, some Pagemaker 7.0, and a few in Word. The typesetting apps can export in RTF or Word .doc format. Word (or can save the file in .html, but it will need a lot of tweaking for CSS so that we can get a standard look and feel for our publications.

Cannot open projects after upgrade

I just upgraded to the latest KE:
Komodo Edit, version 7.1.2, build 10678, platform win32-x86. Built on Fri Aug 17 22:32:42 2012.

and now I cannot open projects.

[Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80570015 (NS_ERROR_XPC_CI_RETURNED_FAILURE) [nsIJSCID.createInstance]" nsresult: "0x80570015 (NS_ERROR_XPC_CI_RETURNED_FAILURE)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://komodo/content/project/projectManager.js :: :: line 792" data: no]
Thu Aug 30 2012 11:21:36 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Diff command line argument

Is it possible to run a diff from the command line?

If not, where would I request this simple addition?

Edit files (works):
komodo ~/this/that/

Diff files (should be implemented):
komodo -d "~/this/that/" "~/this/that/"

Taken from:


Drag and drop hyperlink?

I know by default that draging and dropping a file in Komodo edit(from windows explorer or places in Komodo) will open the file. Is there a way to change this so when you drop a file into a HTML or PHP page that it creates a hyperlink?

running socket over base-tk8.6-thread-win32-ix86.exe

I've downloaded the latest win32 tcl8.6

When running socket over base-tk8.6-thread-win32-ix86.exe:
(mozilla) 1 % socket 23

As oppose to provide an actual Id.

Same installation, using wish86:
(Office14) 1 % socket 23

In addition, running the socket command twice in a row will result with:
TcL RegisterChannel: duplicate Channel names
Which make sense seeing as it will return the same string.

Seems quite clear that the bug is just that the return valuse is "sockId" instead of "$sockId"

is community edition free?

I need Perl to connect to Oracle & extract data in text format.
Would appreciate if you can let me know whether the Perl Community Edition will help. Got to know this is a free version and won't need a liscense. Is that true /

Raj Nair