So, what is Tcllian? Well, it’s a Tcl plugin for Trillian Pro. What’s Trillian Pro? It’s a multi-medium Instant Messaging (IM) client — it lets you connect to AIM, Yahoo!, MSN, ICQ and IRC all from one single application.
So, what’s the big deal about Tcllian? Well, instead of having to code plugin functionality in C/C++ or Delphi or some other compiled language, Tcllian exposes the functionality of the plugin API via Tcl, an interpreted scripting language which is incredibly fast and simple to develop in.
So, once the core of Tcllian is complete, the ability to develop plugins for Trillian Pro will become a piece of cake. I’m hoping to get it to a 0.9 release by the end of August for a 1.0 release by the end of 2003.