LispWorks Delivery User Guide > 4 Delivering your Application > 4.2 Using the delivery tools effectively


4.2.1 Saving the image before attempting delivery

Since you must almost certainly make several delivery attempts before finding the optimal set of delivery parameters, the time spent starting LispWorks and loading application and library code soon adds up.

You can cut down on this startup time by saving a copy of the image when the compiled application and library code has been loaded. Use save-image (see the LispWorks User Guide and Reference Manual ) to do this. You then have an image that is "ready to go" for delivery as soon as it is started up.

Note: Before and after saving the image, it is a good idea to check that the application still works exactly as it did running on top of the LispWorks development environment.

LispWorks Delivery User Guide - 22 Dec 2009