Alpha Documentation

The Alpha Documentation site is maintained by Donavan Hall, it can be found at

As I mentioned on my personal page Donavan Hall, I've switched careers. I don't have access to the web account above. Two years ago I moved most of the documentation to my personal site:

but a few months ago I switch web hosts and now those files don't exist anymore.

Click here [1] to browse the current Help documents included with the latest versions of AlphaTcl. If you want to suggest a new section (or contribute some Help text) to any of Alpha's Help files, please check out the Help the Help Files page.

For any one interested in getting a sneak preview of the future of Alpha's documentation, Donavan keeps drafts and notes at the following url:

The above site is definately out of commission. It was running on the G4, OS X machine in my old office.

The Alpha Documentation Team is debating how best to implement Alpha's new documentation system. A record of sugguestions, ideas, and comments are provided on the AIDE page.


The New Alpha Documentation


Craig Upright and Donavan Hall are rewriting and updating Alpha's documentation. The following is a rough outline of proposed document sets. See also the AIDE Numbering Scheme for how these document sets/projects fit in AIDE.

1. Alpha Quick Start (What's up with the line wrapping?)[2]

2. Learning Alpha (I just need to get my dissertation written.)

3. Exploring Alpha (Adventurous Users)

4. Unlocking Alpha (Advanced Users/Developers)

5. The Alpha Cookbook

6. Alpha User's Reference

7. Alpha Developer's Reference