[Openmcl-devel] Problems loading .nib file in CCL 1.2-rc1

Gary Byers gb at clozure.com
Tue Apr 29 20:01:08 PDT 2008

On Wed, 30 Apr 2008, Tord Romstad wrote:

> I'm trying to do some Cocoa Lisp programming again, after a couple of
> years of painful exile in Objective-C on a 32-bit Intel Mac.  To my
> frustration, I discover that I no longer know how to load a .nib file
> from the application bundle.  I've tried a very simple task: To load a
> .nib file containing a single empty window and nothing else.  Here is
> the procedure I have followed:
> 1. Open Interface Builder.  I choose "File -> New", and pick the
> "Window" template to make my window.
> 2. Set the class of "File's Owner" to "NSWindowController", and
> connect the "window" outlet to the window created in step 1.
> 3. Save the file, in the format "Interface Builder Cocoa Document (NIB 3.x)".
> 4. Start CCL, and do the following:
> Welcome to Clozure Common Lisp Version 1.2-r9226-RC1  (DarwinX8664)!
> ? (require "BUILD-APPLICATION")
> ("builder-utilities" "BUILD-APPLICATION")
> ? (ccl::build-application :name "Test" :directory
> "/Users/tord/Desktop" :nibfiles
> '("/Users/tord/Documents/Programs/Lisp/Test/Test.nib"))
> 5. Double-click the Test.app icon on the desktop.
> 6. In the listener window, I type:
> ? (setf *wc* (#/initWithWindowNibName: (#/alloc (find-class
> 'ns:ns-window-controller))
>                                       #@"Test.nib"))

Does it work if the ".nib" is left off the nib name argument ?

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