[developers] LKB OSX

John Carroll J.A.Carroll at sussex.ac.uk
Tue Jun 6 17:41:54 CEST 2017

Hi Olga,

I’ve been working on a new OSX version of the LKB. It uses CLIM graphics, and although in principle it should work with LUI I haven’t managed to do that yet.

I wanted someone to test this version before making it public at http://moin.delph-in.net/LkbMacintosh . If you could try it and make sure it’s usable, then that would be great.

I append my original email with instructions.


On 6 Jun 2017, at 14:10, Olga Zamaraeva <olzama at uw.edu<mailto:olzama at uw.edu>> wrote:

I am pretty sure I heard someone saying recently that there was a new(?) OSX version of LKB, but I this looks like it is not recent at all:


Am I mistaken or just looking in a wrong place?


Begin forwarded message:

From: John Carroll <J.A.Carroll at sussex.ac.uk<mailto:J.A.Carroll at sussex.ac.uk>>

Subject: Re: [developers] LKB with McCLIM graphics on Mac

Date: 15 January 2017 at 23:19:15 GMT

To: <developers at delph-in.net<mailto:developers at delph-in.net>>

Hi all,

Well, I finally have a version of the LKB for Macintosh that I’m happy for people to try out. I believe everything in the core of the LKB is functional, but LM and TSDB are not included (yet). I also haven’t tried building it in SBCL or Linux, but I don’t foresee any problems. Some of my changes will benefit the Allegro/CLIM version.

To get started:

Find a Macintosh running at least OSX 10.9
Download http://users.sussex.ac.uk/~johnca/lkb.macos_x86_64 [138MB]
Install the XQuartz X Window Server from https://www.xquartz.org
Run XQuartz, create a Terminal window, and execute lkb.macos_x86_64

The Lkb Top window should appear almost immediately. After that, all should be familiar.

I have a list of remaining issues, including:

1. Postscript output from window Print buttons is only partially correct.
2. There is no source recording.
3. Not all characters can be entered into text fields (and these respond only to the standard Emacs key bindings).

There are a few cosmetic oddities involving menus, dialogs, and window redrawing - but nothing serious I think. I attach a screenshot showing a random selection of windows.

Please give it a whirl and let me know of any problems.



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