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NextPrevUpTopContentsIndex Creating a new delivery script

Suppose that you already have a file compile-and-load-my-app.lisp that you use to compile and load your application. Then you can create a suitable delivery script with the help of the Application Builder.

To create the new delivery script:

  1. Choose Works > Build > Make a New Script or click in the Application Builder toolbar.
  2. This displays a dialog as shown in The New Delivery script dialog.

  3. Enter the path to compile-and-load-my-app.lisp in the Loading script pane. You can use the button to locate the file.
  4. Enter the deliver arguments.
  5. Note: Level defaults to 0, which is a good choice the first time you deliver your application. You will probably want to increase the Delivery level later, for reasons explained in the LispWorks Delivery User Guide .

  6. Check the calculated Script Name (and modify it if desired), and click OK .

Figure 29.2 The New Delivery script dialog

The Application Builder now displays the path to the new script in its Build script pane. The new script will load patches, load your file, and then call deliver , something like this:

   (in-package "CL-USER")
   (load "compile-and-load-my-app")
   (deliver 'my-start-function "my-app" 0)

Note: your delivery script should load all the code needed for the application. Do not rely on your personal initialization or siteinit files (which are ordinarily loaded into LispWorks), because these initialization files will not be used when building the application.

LispWorks IDE User Guide (Windows version) - 25 Nov 2011