[Openmcl-devel] startup 'terminal' window

Phil Armitage philip.armitage at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 11:30:59 PST 2008


I distribute my GUI (LTK) application on three platforms (Mac OS X,
Windows and Linux) as either:

1) a directory containing a Lisp compiler + my code + required systems
+ a shell script to start it all up
2) a platform specific binary.

Either way, when I start the application by double-clicking I get the
GUI window *and* a 'terminal' window with the output from the Lisp
system. On Windows (currently using CLISP or SBCL) I can hide this
second window (actually it's really the first window) by having the
user run a small C program which starts the actual binary before
hiding itself from view. On Linux, this doesn't happen at all.

Is there anything I can do with CCL on OS X? I've looked at the
available compiler options but can see nothing related to this and
I've tried fiddling around with .command files, .term files and even
Apple Script but all to no avail. As things stand, I get complaints
from users about this so any help would be much appreciated!


Phil Armitage

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