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5.1 Software and hardware requirements

An overview of system requirements is provided in System requirements on x86/x64 Solaris. The sections that follow discuss any relevant details.

System requirements on x86/x64 Solaris

Hardware Requirements

Software Requirements

For 32-bit LispWorks, 130MB of disk space

Solaris 10 (release 5/08 or later), Solaris 11, or OpenSolaris (release 2009.06 or later)

For 64-bit LispWorks, 140MB of disk space

GTK+ 2 (version 2.4 or higher) to run the GTK+ GUI.

Motif 2.1 and Imlib to run the deprecated Motif GUI

Any modern machine is likely to have sufficient RAM to run LispWorks as distributed.

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5.1.1 GUI libraries

LispWorks 7.0 for x86/x64 Solaris requires that the X11 release 6 (or higher) is installed. It also requires that either GTK+ or Motif with Imlib are installed.

The remainder of this section contains the details for each of these distinct GUI options. GTK+

In order for the LispWorks IDE to run "out of the box", GTK+ must be installed on the target machine.

GTK+ 2 (version 2.4 or higher) is required. Motif

Motif 2.1 or higher is required to run LispWorks with the Motif GUI.

The Motif libraries are installed as part of the SUNWmfrun package. It is usually preinstalled on Solaris 10 and is available for download from Sun for OpenSolaris.

You will also need Imlib (not Imlib2). Imlib version 1.9.13 or later is recommended. Contact Lisp Support if you need this.

5.1.2 Disk requirements

32-bit LispWorks requires about 130MB to install.

64-bit LispWorks requires about 140MB to install.

The installation includes about 70MB of documentation.

The documentation includes printable PDF format manuals. You may delete any of these that you do not need. They are available at in any case, and the same manuals are also available there in PostScript format.

LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide - 2 Mar 2015