[Openmcl-devel] OpenMCL, McCLIM, Beagle, and Bosco...
bfulg at pacbell.net
Sun Oct 22 20:40:56 EDT 2006
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I've been playing a bit with OpenMCL and McCLIM (using the CLX
backend). Since what I really want is native OS X look and feel, I
attempted to build the 'Beagle' backend to McCLIM with little luck.
I noticed that Hemlock and the Lisp listener that come with OpenMCL
are similar to those included with McCLIM, but it appears they were
revised to directly use the Cocoa back-end.
This reminded me a bit of Mikel Evin's "Bosco" framework, which
helped provide a framework for creating Lisp OS X applications. As I
mentioned a while ago, the sources don't seem to be available
anywhere (I still have a tarball of his 0.6 version, but can't find
his tutorial anywhere).
So, a few questions:
1. Is there much desire to permit cross-platform Lisp development
via something like McCLIM, or is it just too limiting to do much of a
job with it?
2. Are the Hemlock and other examples in the OpenMCL Cocoa sources
based on McCLIM programs? If so, are there a "Rosetta Stone" for
translating from McCLIM to native Cocoa calls?
3. Finally, could we host the Bosco sources on OpenMCL's website
(and perhaps the Clotho sources, too)?
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