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6.1 Software and hardware requirements

An overview of system requirements is provided in System requirements on FreeBSD. The sections that follow discuss any relevant details.

System requirements on FreeBSD

Hardware Requirements

Software Requirements

160MB of disk space for 32-bit LispWorks plus documentation

FreeBSD 7.x, or later with compat7x
(if you want to run 32-bit LispWorks on FreeBSD 6.x, then please contact Lisp Support)

180MB of disk space for 64-bit LispWorks plus documentation

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

Open Motif 2.2.x and Imlib to run the deprecated Motif GUI

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

Firefox or Opera web browser for viewing on-line documentation

6.1.1 GUI libraries

LispWorks 7.0 for FreeBSD requires that the X11 release 6 (or higher) is installed.

LispWorks 7.0 also requires that either GTK+ or Open 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

Open Motif version 2.2 or higher is required to run LispWorks with the Motif GUI.

Install Open Motif 2.2.x from the FreeBSD distribution or ports tree. Your systems administrator may be able to help if you do not know how to do this.

You will also need Imlib (not Imlib2). Install this from the FreeBSD distribution or ports tree. Imlib version 1.9.13 or later is recommended.

6.1.2 Disk requirements

32-bit LispWorks requires about 160MB to install, and 64-bit LispWorks needs 180MB. This includes 110MB 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