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Tcl/Tk 8.5.13 Release Announcement
November 12, 2012

The Tcl Core Team is pleased to announce the 8.5.13 releases of the Tcl
dynamic language and the Tk toolkit. This is the twelfth patch release
of Tcl/Tk 8.5. 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 8.5.13 sources are freely available as open source from the
Tcl Developer Xchange web site at:

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:

Binaries for most major platforms will be available from:

For additional information:

Please visit the Tcl Developer Xchange web site:

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

Summary of Changes since Tcl/Tk 8.5.12:

The following were the main changes in Tcl/Tk 8.5.13. 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 includes bug fixes and corrections
to erratic behavior. Below are only the most notable changes.

* --enable-aqua build for Mac OS X is now a Cocoa implementation.
Carbon implementation of Tk is no more for Tk 8.5.13+.

* New color names: aqua crimson fuchsia indigo lime olive silver teal

* Cygwin network pathname support

* Update to Unicode 6.2 support

* Fixed crashes in...
- invalid dict argument passed to [tcl::Bgerror]
- the thread exit handler of the filesystem subsystem
- exit close of a stacked channel used as a std channel
- the [variable] command of Itcl 3.4
- tearoff menus
- some focus set operations on Windows XP
- [wm forget] on Cocoa

* Stop context menus going off screen

* Stop leaks in clip regions

* Stop hang in socket finalization on Windows.

* Fix menu enabling after modal dialog

* Fix and refactor of file dialog filtering

* Fixed [file normalize [lindex [glob -dir . {{}}] 0]]

* New package releases:
msgcat 1.5.0: New commands, mcflset mcflmset (TIP 404)
http 2.7.10: stop multiple callbacks on keep-alive