[developers] LKB OSX

John Carroll J.A.Carroll at sussex.ac.uk
Wed Aug 2 23:27:24 CEST 2017

Hi David,

I think the problem is that you don’t have a directory /Users/David/tmp/ . If you create it, then I think all should be fine.

I ran into this error myself recently when trying a fresh install on a new Mac, and I also noticed that according to the LKB instructions at http://moin.delph-in.net/LkbInstallation the tmp directory should be ~/Documents/tmp/ -- so in the latest version I’ve changed it to use the latter path and added a more informative error message in case it doesn’t exist. I’ll make this version available shortly and update all the Macintosh information on the DELPH-IN site.


On 2 Aug 2017, at 21:57, David Inman <davinman at uw.edu<mailto:davinman at uw.edu>> wrote:

I'm trying to use this on my Mac (I am wanting to get around the issue of not having aboriginal fonts on my Ubuntu partition), and am getting a curious error when I load grammars that work in Linux LKB:

The path #P"/Users/David/tmp/Nuuchahnulth20170726224805UTC" does not exist.

Can't open CDB file /Users/David/tmp/Nuuchahnulth20170726224805UTC: is directory present and writable?

Reading in lexical entry file lexicon
While evaluating the form starting at line 54, column 0
  of #P"/Users/David/Documents/School/Research/Nuuchahnulth/grammar/toy/nuk/lkb/script":
While attempting to execute menu command Complete grammar...
Error: lexicon is not open for writing

On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 8:41 AM, John Carroll <J.A.Carroll at sussex.ac.uk<mailto:J.A.Carroll at sussex.ac.uk>> wrote:
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<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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