2.4 Installing LispWorks for Macintosh
2.4.1 Main installation and patches
The LispWorks 7.1 installer contains each of the Editions. Additionally, there may be a patch installer which upgrades LispWorks to version 7.1.x. You need to complete the main installation before adding patches.
2.4.2 Information for Beta testers
Users of LispWorks 7.1 Beta should completely uninstall it (including any patches added to the beta installation) before installing LispWorks 7.1.
See Uninstalling LispWorks for Macintosh for instructions.
2.4.3 Information for users of previous versions
You can install LispWorks 7.1 in the same location as LispWorks 7.0 or previous versions. If you always choose the default install location, a new folder named
LispWorks 7.1 (32-bit) or
LispWorks 7.1 (64-bit) will be created alongside the other versions.
2.4.4 Launch the LispWorks installer
The LispWorks installer is a
pkg file, with the following name:
LispWorks71-32bit_Installer.pkg (32-bit LispWorks)
LispWorks71-32bit_Installer.pkg (64-bit Lispworks)
LispWorksPersonal71_Installer.pkg (LispWorks Personal Edition)
To install LispWorks, launch this file, which should run the Mac OS X Installer application. If this does not happen, right-click on th file and choose
Open With > Installer.
The Introduction page should be displayed. Click
to go to the next step.
2.4.5 The Read Me
The Read Me presented next by the installer is a plain text version of this
LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide
2.4.6 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.
2.4.7 Install Location
All the files installed with LispWorks are placed in the LispWorks folder, which is named
LispWorks 7.1 (32-bit),
LispWorks 7.1 (64-bit) or
LispWorks Personal 7.1 depending on which edition you are installing. The LispWorks folder is placed in the main
Applications folder for use by all users.
Applications folder may display in the Finder with a name localized for your language version of Mac OS X.
2.4.8 Choose your installation type
The default Standard Install includes the native Mac OS X GUI and the documentation, but you can also customize the install, for examle to select 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.
18.104.22.168 The native Mac OS X GUI
If you simply want to install LispWorks for the native Mac OS X GUI, and the documentation, click
22.214.171.124 The X11 GTK+ and Motif GUIs
If you want to use LispWorks with either of the alternative X11 GUIs, click
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 run time.
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 Imlib2 version 1.4.9 or later.
None of these are required at the time you install LispWorks, however.
The X11 GUIs are not available for the Personal Edition.
126.96.36.199 The Documentation
If you use the Standard Install the documentation will be installed.
If you do not wish to install the documentation, click
and uncheck the
2.4.9 Installing and entering license data
You will be prompted for an administrator's name and password.
If you are not installing the LispWorks Personal Edition, then 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 or Lisp Sales.
If you have problems with your LispWorks license key, send it to
firstname.lastname@example.org, showing the complete output after you enter it, preferably with a screenshot.
2.4.10 LispWorks is added to the Dock
The installer adds LispWorks to the Dock.
2.4.11 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 run time 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.
2.4.12 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.
2.4.13 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).
2.4.14 Obtaining Open Motif and Imlib2
LispWorks 7.1 for Macintosh on X11/Motif requires Open Motif 2.3 and Imlib2 1.4.9.
The Open Motif library for LispWorks is
Lisp Support can supply suitable Motif and Imlib2 libraries if you need them.
The Motif GUI is deprecated. A GTK+ GUI is available.
LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide - 19 Oct 2017