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Revision 1.4.6.1 - (show annotations)
Tue May 12 16:31:48 2009 UTC (4 years, 11 months ago) by rtoy
Branch: unicode-utf16-extfmt-branch
CVS Tags: unicode-snapshot-2009-06, unicode-utf16-extfmt-2009-06-11
Changes since 1.4: +2 -2 lines
o Lots of spelling fixes from Paul.
o Add unicode codepoints in final-sigma.lisp (in case the characters
  there don't show up correctly).
o Support partial-fill in READ-INTO-STRING.
1 $Id: README,v 1.4.6.1 2009/05/12 16:31:48 rtoy Exp $
2 This directory contains CLX, an X11 client library for Common
3 Lisp. The code was originally taken from a CMUCL distribution, was
4 modified somewhat in order to make it compile and run under SBCL, then
5 a selection of patches were added from other CLXes around the net.
6
7 = Features
8
9 - SHAPE extension support (Gilbert Baumann)
10 - XFREE86-VIDMODE extension support (Iban Hatchondo)
11 - experimental RENDER extension support
12 (Gilbert Baumann and Christian Sunesson)
13 - X authority support that works with ssh forwarding (Eric Marsden via CMUCL)
14 - OPEN-DEFAULT-DISPLAY function which, as the name suggests, does that (dan)
15 - various bug fixes (Iban Hatchondo and a cast of several)
16 - a manual in texinfo format (Shawn Betts, Gilbert Baumann)
17
18 = Compatibility
19
20 This CLX distribution is intended to work under the latest released
21 version of SBCL - please report the bug if it doesn't. It should
22 usually also work with earlier versions back to 0.9.0, and possibly
23 earlier still, but may need manual adjustment to the clx.asd file (to
24 remove use of newly-introduced features).
25
26 It has also been used as a basis for CLX ports on other Lisp
27 implementations, but these instructions are only good for SBCL. If
28 you're running something else, you need to know (a) that it builds
29 with asdf (and asdf-install, if the planets are in alignment) and
30 (b) what asdf is anyway. http://www.weitz.de/asdf-install/ might help
31 you there. If you've installed this using some non-SBCL Lisp, please
32 send mail describing the process so that future versions can incorporate
33 your instructions.
34
35 If you are following SBCL CVS and this CLX does not run in it, please
36 check the darcs repositor{y,ies} for this CLX distribution to see if
37 your bug has been fixed already.
38
39 darcs get http://verisons.telent.net/clx # version from which releases are made
40 http://common-lisp.net/~crhodes/clx # patches merged by Christophe
41 http://monday-monkey.com/repos/clx/ # OpenMCL tree by Bryan O'Connor?
42
43 = Building using asdf-install
44
45 * (require 'asdf)
46 * (require 'asdf-install)
47 * (asdf-install:install 'clx) ; download and install automatically, or
48 * (asdf-install:install "clx-x.y.z.tar.gz") ; if you've downloaded already
49
50 = Building by hand
51
52 If you don't trust asdf-install, here's how to do it manually -
53
54 1. Untar this tree somewhere
55
56 2. Add a symlink to clx.asd from one of the directories listed in your
57 asdf:*central-registry*
58
59 If that makes no sense to you yet, choose one of -
60
61 2a. personal installation:
62
63 $ cd $HOME/.sbcl/systems # you may have to create this directory
64 $ ln -s /path/to/clx/source/clx.asd .
65
66 2b. systemwide installations: you need to ask SBCL where it lives
67
68 $ sbcl --noinform --eval '(format t "~A~%" (posix-getenv "SBCL_HOME"))' </dev/null
69 /usr/local/lib/sbcl/
70 *
71 $ cd /usr/local/lib/sbcl/site-systems
72 $ ln -s /path/to/clx/source/clx.asd .
73
74 3.
75 * (require 'asdf)
76 * (require 'clx)
77
78 This will load all the files, after compiling anything that needs compiling
79
80 4. To test CLX (and get a small amount of Lisp advocacy), try loading
81 the file "demo/menu", and then executing the function
82 xlib::just-say-lisp.
83
84 * (load "clx/demo/menu")
85 * (xlib::just-say-lisp)
86
87 5. If you're new to Lisp, be advised that despite the examples in
88 demo/, it's generally /not/ considered good style to switch to the
89 :xlib package and write your code in it. Spend some time with a
90 language reference to familiarize yourself with USE-PACKAGE, or
91 better yet, the USE option to DEFPACKAGE.
92
93
94 = Known problems:
95
96 (none reported)
97
98
99 = Bug reports, new features, patches
100
101 Please send bug reports to the portable-clx list:
102
103 http://lists.metacircles.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/portable-clx
104
105 Note that your post will be held for approval if you are not subscribed.
106
107
108 -dan
109
110 --
111 Heavy lifting by <Raymond.Wiker at fast.no>
112 ASDFized version and ongoing by Daniel Barlow <dan at metacircles.com>
113 and (mostly, these days) Christophe Rhodes <csr21 at cam.ac.uk>

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