LispWorks Delivery User Guide


4 Delivering your Application

This chapter describes the process of delivering a completed application.

The first part of the delivery process is to make a standalone version of your application, that runs without assistance from LispWorks. After that, you may want to look into making your program smaller and more efficient.

Delivering a standalone application, and much of the work in making it smaller and faster, is extremely simple and can be accomplished by entering a simple form. However, fine-tuning the delivery process to make the application as small and as fast as possible is a more involved process that usually requires trial-and-error work. You should therefore allot time to a delivery phase when planning the development of your application.

A call to the function deliver starts the delivery process. A variety of arguments control the effects of delivery. A few of the keywords are introduced in this chapter, but all are documented fully in Keywords to the Delivery Function.

4.1 The delivery function: deliver

4.2 Using the delivery tools effectively

4.3 Delivering a standalone application executable

4.4 Delivering a dynamic library

4.5 How to deliver a smaller and faster application

4.6 How Delivery makes an image smaller

LispWorks Delivery User Guide - 22 Dec 2009