June 30, 2003
Lispworks 4.3 for OS X

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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:

lispworks 4.3 for os x

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.

Posted by: Michael Hannemann on July 1, 2003 11:50 AM

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.

Posted by: Rainer Joswig on July 2, 2003 12:32 AM

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).

Posted by: André Fatton on July 2, 2003 07:05 AM

Rainer, thanks for the correction. As I said, I'm not a CLIM person. ;-) I forgot which was what when I posted that.

Posted by: Michael Hannemann on July 2, 2003 02:28 PM
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