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schweini has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Oh thee enlighted ones,

does anyone know how I can make a little program show up as 'sytem tray' icon under windows (seems easy enough even for a Win32::GUI novice as me, according to the how-to), let it monitor a serial port (I have that part figured out, too), and show one of those "you have X new mails" pop-ups/slide-outs that e.g. Thunderbird uses when some certain text is received from the serial port? Is there some perl/Tk way to do this? I just learned that Activestate's Perl Dev Kit includes something called 'PerlTray', but I somehow doubt that it supports these 'slide-outs'.
any help greatly appreciated,

-schweini

Update: fixed some typos