For those who do not know, Tickle is a weird mixture of file
utilities (such as BinHex), tcl scripting support, and general
utility application. However, with this release it now also
becomes an OSA script development environment.
Here is a quick summary:
- Text editor, breaks 32K limit, similar to MPW.
- File Translation Utilities:
- Apple Single/Double
- StuffIt (with engine)
- UNIX compress
- UNIX tar
- Text Translation
- All supported via drag and drop and via tcl scripts
- Tcl scripting support
- Implements tcl 7.0 with tclX extensions
- Implements Mac equivalents of ls, pwd, cd, etc.
- Provides Macintosh access to:
- Resource Manager
- Communications Toolbox
- OSA Components (and AppleScript)
- Editions (publish and subscribe)
- Apple Events (including AEBuild and AEPrint)
- OSA Script Support
- Allows Programming of any OSA scripting component
within Tickle interpreter windows.
- Provides the OSAtcl extension
- Provides the OSAJ J/APL extension
- Now creates Ticklets
- Ticklets are micro sized applications that carry
only the tcl script, and utilizes code in the OSAtcl
component to drive an application that allows drag
and drop with tcl scripts.
- Tickle is now scriptable
- Tickle is now recordable
November 8, 1994 - Robert Lentz