[CM] Novice Help

Rick Taube taube@uiuc.edu
Fri, 11 Apr 2003 06:24:08 -0500

On Friday, Apr 11, 2003, at 02:58 America/Chicago, Ali Serkan Sevilgen 

>  i couldn't even install
> the software neither on Linux nor Windows. I searched the internet,
> found something but it didn't work.

well thats a bit distressing. Normally I make "binary releases" so 
people can just start up. but thats not going to happen for a few weeks.

1. get the following file:
2. install it on your computer, preferbaly using Linux rather than 
Windows, but whatever...
3. There is a cm-2.4.0/readme.text in the top level directory explains 
what to do
basically, you boot your lisp, then load the cm-2.4.0/src/cm.lisp file:

     hkt@pinhead:~% clisp
     [1]>  (load "/Lisp/cm-2.4.0/src/cm.lisp")
     ; Sources were compiled. To save Common Music,
     ; quit and restart Lisp, then reload cm.lisp.

the loading will compile cm from its sources. then quit lisp and do it 
again to save the image:

     [1]> (exit)
     hkt@pinhead:~/ clisp
     [1]>  (load "/Lisp/cm-2.4.0/src/cm.lisp")

     ; Saving startup script: "/Lisp/bin/cm-2.4.0/clisp/cm"
     ; Saving Xemacs startup script: "/Lisp/bin/cm-2.4.0/clisp/xcm"

thats it. you can use the 'cm' script to start cm in any shell
use the 'xcm' script to start cm under Xemacs -- assuming you have 
xemacs installed (type 'which xemacs' in your shell to find out -- the 
xcm script does not work with regular emacs.)