LispWorks IDE User Guide > 27 The Application Builder > 27.1 Introduction


27.1.1 What the Application Builder does

This tool helps to control and debug the delivery process, and it also eases the building of universal binaries on Intel Macintosh computers.

To use the Application Builder, you need to configure it to know about it your delivery script, and then invoke the Build command. This runs LispWorks in a subprocess with the script. The Application Builder displays the output, and reports on the progress of Delivery. It also allows you to edit the script, and to run the built application.

Note: the Application Builder runs the build in a subprocess. It does not save the LispWorks IDE image containing the Application Builder tool. The built application contains code loaded by the delivery script, but does not inherit any settings you have made in the LispWorks IDE image.

Note: The Application Builder does not help you in writing your application.

Note: In LispWorks 4.4 and previous versions, you would generally need to write a shell script which runs LispWorks with the appropriate command arguments for delivery. The Application Builder obviates the need for such a script, allowing you to complete the delivery process entirely within the LispWorks IDE.

LispWorks IDE User Guide (Macintosh version) - 22 Dec 2009