Running the system
To run CLFSWM you need
- A Common Lisp implementation. One of clisp, sbcl or cmucl can do the job. Personnaly, I run CLFSWM every days with clisp and mit/clx and I develop it with sbcl and slime. (Here is a way to build clisp with the mit/clx module).
- Go in the clfswm directory, run your lisp implementation and load the file 'load.lisp' to build a CLFSWM executable image:
type (load "load.lisp") at the lisp prompt.
This can be done automatically depending the lisp implementation you're using.
clisp load.lisp or sbcl --load load.lisp or cmucl -load load.lisp
- When CLFSWM is running, press Alt+F1 to open the help menu.
By default Alt+t make you in the second mode and 'm' open the root menu.
- If you want to run CLFSWM at X startup. Add one of the line to start CLFSWM in $HOME/.xsession, $HOME/.xinitrc or $HOME/.Xclients depending the way you start X.
- For example, here is the line in my $HOME/.Xclients:
screen -dmS clfswm clisp -repl -q -ansi -K full $home/local/clfswm/load.lisp
A way to test CLFSWM
Here is how I develop CLFSWM with emacs+slime and sbcl.
- I launch emacs+slime with an sbcl image.
- I start a new X server:
startx -- :1
- From the first display, in slime, I load CLFSWM:
(require :clx) (require :clfswm) (in-package :clfswm) (clfswm:main :display ":1")
- Then I switch to the display ":1" and do my tests.
Here is the QuickLisp installation:
$ wget http://beta.quicklisp.org/quicklisp.lisp $ your lisp (clisp, sbcl, cmucl, ccl, ecl...) > (load "quicklisp.lisp") > (quicklisp-quickstart:install) > (ql:add-to-init-file)
Here, '$' is the shell prompt and '>' is the Lisp prompt.
And then in a display without a window manager or a new display launched with 'startx -- :1' for example:
$ your lisp (clisp, sbcl, cmucl, ccl, ecl...) > (ql:quickload "clfswm") > (clfswm:main)
And that's it. CLFSWM is (hopefully) running.