A GUI toolkit for Common Lisp

Progress report #1

Written by Daniel Kochmański on 2016-08-30 09:00

Dear Supporters,

I'm publishing a progress report for month August with detailed timelog and brief description of undertakings performed each day. This file also contains report for the previous iteration sponsored by Professor Robert Strandh.


The most important achievement was securing funds for a few months of work with the Bountysource crowdfunding campaign. We've created some bounties to attract new developers. #clim channel on Freenode is active and we seem to regain the user base what results in interesting discussions, knowledge sharing and increased awareness about the project among non-clim users.

We have also gained valuable feedback about user expectations regarding the further development and issues which are the most inconvenient for them. We've added a new section on the website https://common-lisp.net/project/mcclim/involve which addresses some common questions and doubts and we have created a wiki on GitHub (not very useful yet https://github.com/robert-strandh/McCLIM/wiki).

During this time we are constantly working on identifying and fixing issues, cleaning up the code base and thinking about potential improvements. Curious reader may consult the git repository log, IRC log and read the logbook.

As a side note, I've exceeded time meant for this iteration by four hours, but I'm treating it as my free time. Additionally people may have noticed that I did some works on CLX not specifically related to McCLIM – this development was done on my own time as well.

Also, to address a few questions regarding our agenda – our roadmap is listed here: https://common-lisp.net/project/mcclim/involve. That means among other things, that we are concentrated on finishing and polishing the CLX backend and we are currently not working on any other backends.

If you have any questions, doubts or suggestions – please contact me either with email (daniel@turtleware.eu) or on IRC (my nick is jackdaniel).

Sincerely yours,
Daniel Kochmański