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Welcome to OpenMCL!
OpenMCL is an open source (LGPL) Common Lisp implementation that runs on PowerPC hardware under Mac OS X and LinuxPPC, and (as of version 1.1) on x86-64 hardware under Linux, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD.
OpenMCL does not yet run on 32-bit Intel processors; a port is underway.
OpenMCL is in the process of being renamed to Clozure Common Lisp. You will see the two names being used interchangeably.
Current snapshots of OpenMCL are available via anonymous ftp at ftp://clozure.com/pub/testing/.
The most recent snapshot release is from July 2007; there has been a lot of activity since then. Therefore, once you have the snapshot installed and running, you'll probably want to update from CVS. See UpdatingFromSource for instructions on how to do that.
There are two OpenMCL-related mailing lists hosted at clozure.com. These lists are managed with GNU Mailman software, which provides a simple web-based interface for managing subscription options.
- firstname.lastname@example.org is intended for general and technical discussion of OpenMCL. Archives of list messages are available here.
- email@example.com is intended to be a low-volume list intended for release announcements. Archives are available here.
Support and Consulting
Clozure Associates provides commercial support and consulting services for OpenMCL and other Common Lisp implementations. These services can range from helping you debug your software to adding extensions to OpenMCL, to providing several full time Lisp programmers to help you build your application. Please contact us at contracts@… for more information.
- Getting Around in MCL - quick tips for working with OpenMCL's toplevel.
- OpenMCL Hints -- Tips and Tricks from OpenMCL Experts (and wanna-be's).
- Building Large Projects -- How to construct software consisting of multiple Lisp source files.
- Tracking OpenMCL changes via CVS -- How to do keep up with the latest changes.
Orient Yourself to OpenMCL Culture
- The History of OpenMCL
- People in the OpenMCL community
- OpenMCL Projects -- Projects using OpenMCL
- OpenMCL Software -- Software successfully built using OpenMCL
- ToDo -- Things that need to be done, should be done, someone's doing, or someone should be doing
- Successful Lisp Translations
- OpenMCL FFI -- Working with external libraries
- Cocoa Bridge -- Create Rich User Interfaces with the Cocoa Bridge
- Easy GUI -- Create slightly less Rich Interfaces with Easy GUI
- OpenMCL Internals -- Learn the magic behind the scenes
- How Fast Are We compared to other Lisps?
- Cocoa IDE Internals and architecture -- How the Cocoa IDE works
- OpenMCL Documentation -- Needs updating, but still includes a lot of useful info
- Hemlock User's Manual
- Hemlock Command Implementer's Manual
About this site
The contents of this site are managed by Trac, which describes itself as "a minimalistic approach to web-based management of software projects, whose goal is to simplify effective tracking and handling of software issues, enhancements and overall progress." Towards this end, Trac provides a bug tracking system, an interface to OpenMCL's subversion repository, and a unifying Wiki framework.
As it's configured, this Trac instance allows anyone to view Wiki pages, to search for and view "tickets" (bug reports and feature requests), and to browse the OpenMCL source repository. Registered users can add and modify Wiki pages and tickets. (Requiring that users register before modifying content here is intended to discourage spam.)
All Wiki pages are editable. This means that you can (after logging in) modify the contents of any Wiki page simply by using your web browser. Simply click on the "Edit this page" link at the bottom of the page. WikiFormatting will give you a detailed description of available Wiki formatting commands.
TracGuide provides general documentation on the use of Trac's features.
Learn About Trac
- TracGuide -- Built-in Documentation
- The Trac project -- Trac Open Source Project
- Trac FAQ -- Frequently Asked Questions
- TracSupport -- Trac Support
For a complete list of local wiki pages, see TitleIndex.