[Openmcl-devel] Using cocoa

Alexander Repenning ralex at cs.colorado.edu
Fri Nov 27 21:15:58 PST 2009

On Windows the CCL cocoa bridge does require Cocotron because there is no Cocoa API native to Windows. This is work in progress...


On Nov 27, 2009, at 6:49 PM, Greg Bennett wrote:

> Hullo from Greg Bennett who is trying to follow
> htp://trac.clozure.com/ccl/wiki/CocoaBridge
> after installing clozure under Windows (Vista).
> I used svn (after installing it too) and my box churned away for
> quite a while building things; stopped and seemed happy. My previous, and
> current lisp system, is ACL from Franz.
> At least, I thought I had installed clozure, but it seems that I may be 
> missing
> at least one piece.
> In the ccl directory I can execute wx86cl.exe and find a listener.
> I have made no use of the wx86cl.image file, no knowing whether
> it should be an argument to wx86cl, for example, or whether
> it is automatically loaded by that file.
> I can run make-simple-ms-window, both in the listener's thread
> and in its own. Thus, I thought to learn how to do a bit more than
> make an empty window - hence the CocoaBridge page.
> When I try to execute (require "COCOA") I am told
> Error:  File ccl:cocotron;Foundation'.1'.0'.dll" does not exist.
> Perhaps I did not manage to create all of clozure as I had thought;
> perhaps I simply did not create enough of it to allow cocoa code to run.
> Any and all assistance appreciated. In particular, pointers about how to
> teach myself about (probably) simple things would be most useful.
> Cheers /GregB
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Prof. Alexander Repenning

University of Colorado
Computer Science Department
Boulder, CO 80309-430

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