28.1.1 What the Application Builder does

This tool helps to control and debug the delivery process.

To use the Application Builder, you need to configure it to know about it your delivery script, and then invoke the Build command. This runs LispWorks in a subprocess with the script. The Application Builder displays the output, and reports on the progress of Delivery. It also allows you to edit the script, and to run the built application.

Note: The Application Builder does not help you in writing your application.

Note: In LispWorks 4.4 and previous versions, you would generally need to write a shell script which runs LispWorks with the appropriate command arguments for delivery. The Application Builder obviates the need for such a script, allowing you to complete the delivery process entirely within the LispWorks IDE.

Common LispWorks User Guide (Unix version) - 21 Feb 2008