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

Terje Norderhaug terje at in-progress.com
Wed Oct 31 14:37:50 PDT 2007

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:


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  

-- Terje Norderhaug

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