1.1 LispWorks Editions
LispWorks is available in several product editions on desktop platforms.
The main differences between the editions are outlined below. Further information can be found at
32-bit LispWorks on SPARC Solaris is licensed differently to other platforms, as detailed in 32-bit LispWorks for SPARC Solaris.
1.1.1 Personal Edition
LispWorks Personal Edition allows you to explore a fully-enabled Common Lisp programming environment and to develop small- to medium-scale programs for personal and academic use. It includes:
Native graphical IDE
Full Common Lisp compiler
COM/Automation API on Microsoft Windows
LispWorks Personal Edition has several limitations. These are:
A heap size limit
A time limit of 5 hours for each session.
load-all-patches are not available.
Initialization files are not available.
HobbyistDV, Professional and Enterprise Edition module loading is not included.
LispWorks Personal Edition has no license fee. Download it from
1.1.2 Hobbyist Edition
LispWorks 7.1 Hobbyist Edition is available to individual licensees for non-commercial and non-academic use. It is a fully-functional Common Lisp IDE without most of the limitations of the Personal Edition:
No heap size limit.
No session time limit.
load-all-patches are available.
Initialization files are available.
HobbyistDV, Professional and Enterprise Edition module loading is not included. In particular, the function
deliver is omitted so runtimes cannot be generated.
1.1.3 HobbyistDV Edition
LispWorks 7.1 HobbyistDV Edition is available to individual licensees for non-commercial and non-academic use. It has all the features of the Hobbyist Edition plus:
deliver allowing generation of non-commercial end-user applications and libraries.
1.1.4 Professional Edition
LispWorks 7.1 Professional Edition includes all the features of the HobbyistDV Edition plus:
Fully supported commercial product.
Delivery of commercial end-user applications and libraries
CLIM 2.0 on X11/Motif and Windows
30-day free "Getting Started" technical support
1.1.5 Enterprise Edition
LispWorks 7.1 Enterprise Edition provides further support for the software needs of the modern enterprise. It has all the features of the Professional Edition plus:
Database access through the Common SQL interface
Portable distributed computing through CORBA
Expert systems programming through KnowledgeWorks and embedded Prolog compiler
On most platforms you can choose either the 32-bit or 64-bit implementation of LispWorks. These implementations are licensed separately.
1.1.6 32-bit LispWorks for SPARC Solaris
On SPARC Solaris the Edition model described above does not apply to 32-bit LispWorks. 32-bit LispWorks 7.1 for SPARC Solaris is available with a basic developer license, and the add-on products CLIM, KnowledgeWorks, LispWorks ORB and Application Delivery are each separately available.
64-bit LispWorks Enterprise for SPARC Solaris is separately available and follows the LispWorks Editions licensing model described above.
LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide - 19 Oct 2017