June 30, 2003
Lispworks 4.3 for OS X
Xanalys announced the release of Lispworks 4.3 for OS X.
As of June 30th, 2003, LispWorks for Macintosh is available as a
Professional Edition at $999 and Enterprise Edition at $2,999. The
Enterprise Edition includes Common SQL, LispWorks ORB and
KnowledgeWorks. Support and Maintenance packages are also available.
LispWorks for Macintosh supports:
- native Mac OS X GUI with Aqua look and feel through Cocoa, and
- the X11/Motif-based GUI familiar to users of LispWorks for Unix and
LispWorks for Linux
There's no mention of this anywhere on lispworks.com. Shocking.
Rainer Joswig sent a screenshot:
Wow, that looks nice.
He says “The fun thing is that it can be used natively on the Mac
with the Cocoa/Aqua-Interface - and the same IDE
can also be used under X11/Motif. And it can be
used via the command shell.”
Posted by jjwiseman at June 30, 2003 09:27 PM
I used the beta, and it was pretty complete from my perspective. I'm not a CLIM person, and tend to use other programs for my interfaces (web, text, visual basic), so your milage may very, but I thought LispWorks seemed depressingly good.
Just a note. LispWorks uses CAPI for all the GUI stuff of the development environment - and not CLIM. CLIM is available only for X11/Motif. The whole Cocoa/AQUA integrated development is based on CAPI (and NOT CLIM). Also the same development environment runs on X11/Motif and Windows - using CAPI on those platforms.
CAPI is LispWorks' own (proprietary) cross platform GUI lib.
no personal version? no academic discount? is this really confirmed? this would not be fair for OS X users; you can have it for linux and windows, right?
I am very excited about the Cocoa integration, I think I would pay 1000 €! (well...I will wait for some reviews in the next time).
Rainer, thanks for the correction. As I said, I'm not a CLIM person. ;-) I forgot which was what when I posted that.