[Openmcl-devel] MCL IDE for OpenMCL (MCL Swank Client 0.3)

Bill Clementson billclem at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 22:20:48 UTC 2007


On Oct 31, at Oct 31 2:37 PM, Terje Norderhaug wrote:

> On Oct 31, 2007, at 12:33 PM, Bill Clementson wrote:
>> On Oct 31, at Oct 31 12:04 PM, Terje Norderhaug wrote:
>>> The MCL Swank Client turns MCL into a remote development environment
>>> for OpenMCL (and other Common LISPs). Use the Fred editor, the MCL
>>> listener, and now also several of the dialogs and menus in the MCL
>>> IDE when developing on OpenMCL. A new 0.3 version of the MCL  
>>> Swank Client is now available at:
>>> <http://www.in-progress.com/src/mcl-swank-client.lisp>.
>>
>> I would like to try out Fred (I've always heard really positive  
>> things
>> about MCL's editor) and the MCL Swank Client. It's been several weeks
>> since the announcement that MCL would be open-sourced - does anyone
>> have any idea as to when this will actually happen and when it  
>> will be
>> possible to download a copy of MCL?
>
> You can download a demo version of MCL 5.1 (the last commercial  
> version) from:
>
>   http://www.digitool.com/download.html
>
> MCL 5.1 has (unwisely) an old-school appearance out of the box. I  
> recommend that you immediately update the look & feel by patching  
> it with the Modern MCL contribution <http://www.in-progress.com/src/ 
> modern-mcl.lisp> and the Fred Package Indicator <http://www.in- 
> progress.com/src/fred-package-indicator.lisp>. A few additional  
> improvements are listed on the Extensions item of the MCL 5.1 Tools  
> menu.

Ok, thanks. I downloaded the demo version and will play around with  
it once I get the temporary password from digitool (the 15 minute  
time limit on the demo makes it too irritating to use)

- Bill



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