2.4 Installing LispWorks for Macintosh
2.4.1 Main installation and patches
The LispWorks 7.0 installer contains each of the Editions. Additionally, there may be a patch installer which upgrades LispWorks to version 7.0.x. You need to complete the main installation before adding patches.
2.4.2 Information for Beta testers
Users of LispWorks 7.0 Beta should completely uninstall it (including any patches added to the beta installation) before installing LispWorks 7.0.
See Uninstalling LispWorks for Macintosh for instructions.
2.4.3 Information for users of previous versions
You can install LispWorks 7.0 in the same location as LispWorks 6.1 or previous versions. If you always choose the default install location, a new folder named
LispWorks 7.0 (32-bit) or
LispWorks 7.0 (64-bit) will be created alongside the other versions.
2.4.4 Use an administrator account
To install LispWorks in the default installation location under
/Applications you must log on as an administrator.
However, a non-administrator may install LispWorks elsewhere.
2.4.5 Launch the LispWorks installer
Mount the disk image containing the 32-bit LispWorks or 64-bit LispWorks installer. These are called
LispWorks70-64bit.dmg respectively. Simply double-click on the
.dmg file to mount it.
You will have downloaded these from the
amd64-darwin folders respectively.
To install LispWorks (32-bit) for Macintosh launch the
LispWorks32bit_Installer application. To install LispWorks (64-bit) for Macintosh launch the
LispWorks64bit_Installer application. .
the Personal Edition installer is a
pkg file. Open it to run the installer in the Mac OS X Installer application.
2.4.6 The Read Me
The Read Me presented next by the installer is a plain text version of this
LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide
2.4.7 The License Agreement
Check the license agreement, then click
. You will be asked if you agree to the license terms. Click the
button only if you accept the terms of the license. If you click
, then the installer will not proceed.
2.4.8 Select Destination
All the files installed with LispWorks are placed in the LispWorks folder, which is named
LispWorks 7.0 (32-bit),
LispWorks 7.0 (64-bit) or
LispWorks Personal 7.0 depending on which edition you are installing. By default, the LispWorks folder is placed in the main
Applications folder but you can choose an alternative location during installation by clicking the
after selecting a folder.
Applications folder may display in the Finder with a name localized for your language version of Mac OS X.
2.4.9 Choose your installation type
Choose the native Mac OS X GUI and/or the X11 GUI option.
Different executables and supporting files are supplied for the two GUI options. If you install just one of these and later decide to install the other, you can simply run the installer again.
22.214.171.124 The native Mac OS X GUI
If you simply want to install LispWorks for the native Mac OS X GUI, and the documentation, choose
126.96.36.199 The X11 GTK+ and Motif GUIs
If you want to use LispWorks with either of the alternative X11 GUIs, choose
and select the option "LispWorks with X11 IDE".
The default X11 GUI is GTK+. Motif is also available, but is deprecated. You can select Motif at runtime.
to run LispWorks with an X11 GUI, you will need both of these installed:
An X server such as Apple's X11.app, available at
one of GTK+ 2 (version 2.4 or higher) or Open Motif 2.3.
If you use Open Motif, you will also need Imlib (but not Imlib2). Imlib version 1.9.13 or later is recommended.
None of these are required at the time you install LispWorks, however.
The X11 GUIs are not available for the Personal Edition.
188.8.131.52 The Documentation
If you use
the documentation will be installed.
If you do not wish to install the documentation, use
and uncheck the "LispWorks Documentation" option.
2.4.10 Installing and entering license data
Enter your serial number and license key when the installer asks for these details.
Your license key will be supplied to you in email from Lisp Support.
If you have problems with your LispWorks license key, send it to
email@example.com, showing the complete output after you enter it, preferably with a screenshot.
the LispWorks Personal Edition installer does not ask you to enter license data.
2.4.11 Add LispWorks to the Dock
If you are installing the native Mac OS X LispWorks GUI, the installer asks if you wish to add LispWorks to the Mac OS X Dock. Click
if you anticipate launching LispWorks frequently, or choose not to add LispWorks to the Dock by clicking
LispWorks may not be visible in the Dock until you restart the computer or log out and then log back in.
2.4.12 Finishing up
You should now see a message confirming that installation of LispWorks was successful. Click the
LispWorks needs to be able find its library at runtime and therefore the LispWorks installation should not be moved around piecemeal. If you must move it, move the entire LispWorks installation folder. If you simply want to run LispWorks from somewhere more convenient, then consider adding an alias.
2.4.13 Installing Patches
After completing the main installation of LispWorks, ensure you install the latest patches which are available for download at
. Patch installation instructions are in the README file accompanying the patch download.
2.4.14 Obtaining X11 GTK+
LispWorks does not provide GTK+ libraries, so you need to install third-party libraries, such as
you need the x11 gtk2 libraries, not GTK-OSX (Quartz).
2.4.15 Obtaining Open Motif and Imlib
LispWorks 7.0 for Macintosh on X11/Motif requires Open Motif 2.3 and Imlib.
The Open Motif library for 32-bit LispWorks is
Lisp Support can supply suitable Motif and Imlib libraries if you need them.
The Motif GUI is deprecated. A GTK+ GUI is available.
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