Roswell - Common Lisp environment setup Utility.
Roswell is a Lisp implementation installer/manager, launcher, and much more! It started as a command-line tool with the aim to make installing and managing Common Lisp implementations really simple and easy.
Roswell has now evolved into a full-stack environment for Common Lisp development, and has many features that makes it easy to test, share, and distribute your Lisp applications. We aim to push the Common Lisp community to a whole new level of productivity.
Roswell is still in beta. Despite this, the basic interfaces are stable and not likely to change. It currently works well on Unix-like platforms such as Linux, Mac OS X and FreeBSD. It is also expected to work on other operating systems, but currently some parts or features might be missing or unstable.
Checkout the issues list if you are interested in what's lacking.
For those who are hesitant, here is the Policy on how Roswell affects or manipulates your system.
See Installation guide for details. We provide prebuilt binaries for various package managers. Instances include homebrew (OSX), AUR (Arch linux), dpkg (Debian/Ubuntu) (experimental), and Windows. Building from the source is also available.
After the installation, we strongly recommend following Initial Recommended Setup.
- Implementation Manager
- Scripting environment (similar to cl-launch)
- Building utility (similar to buildapp)
- Novel : Easier setup for initializing a script
- Novel : Better integration to the command-line interface (Bash completion, etc)
- Novel : Infrastructure for bundling/installing the scripts to/from a quicklisp system
- Novel : Better support for Windows environment (tested exhaustively)
- Novel : Better integration to CI environment (e.g. Travis-CI, CircleCI, Coveralls)
Roswell has git-like subcommands which resemble that of cl-launch, buildapp.
$ ros Common Lisp environment setup Utility. Usage: ros [options] Command [arguments...] or ros [options] [[--] script-path arguments...] commands: run Run repl install Install a given implementation or a system for roswell environment update Update installed systems. build Make executable from script. use Change default implementation. init Creates a new ros script, optionally based on a template. list List Information delete Delete installed implementations config Get and set options version Show the roswell version information Use "ros help [command]" for more information about a command. Additional help topics: options Use "ros help [topic]" for more information about the topic.
Managing/Installing Several Lisp Installations
$ ros install # displays a list of all installable implementations $ ros install sbcl-bin # default sbcl $ ros install sbcl # The newest released version of sbcl $ ros install ccl-bin # default prebuilt binary of ccl $ ros install sbcl/1.2.0 # A specific version of sbcl $ ros list installed sbcl # Listing the installed implementations $ ros run -- --version # check which implementation is used SBCL 1.2.15 $ ros use sbcl/1.2.3 # change the default implementation
To use an implementation that was not installed by roswell, use i.e.
ros use sbcl/system.
The list of supported implementations continues to grow!
It is also possible to install scripts using
$ ros install qlot # will install a program from quicklisp $ ros install fukamachi/qlot # will install it from the GitHub
To add installable scripts into the system, you need to put roswell
scripts (files having
.ros extensions) into a
Take a look at qlot's roswell/qlot.ros.
Scripting with Roswell
$ ros init Usage: ros init [template] name [options...] $ ros init fact Successfully generated: fact.ros $ emacs fact.ros ## editing the fact.ros ... $ cat fact.ros #!/bin/sh #|-*- mode:lisp -*-|# #| exec ros -Q -- $0 "$@" |# (defun fact (n) (if (zerop n) 1 (* n (fact (1- n))))) (defun main (n &rest argv) (declare (ignore argv)) (format t "~&Factorial ~D = ~D~%" n (fact (parse-integer n)))) $ ./fact.ros 10 Factorial 10 = 3628800
Chef recipe for roswell
@Rudolph-Miller is providing a Chef recipe for setting roswell up.
Roswell with CircleCI
@fukamachi uses Roswell with CircleCI.
I felt making it easier to use Lisp for people is a kind of making opportunity for humanbeings to mingle with alien technology. I recall ‘roswell incident’ by the concept. I'm not sure what you feel.
SANO Masatoshi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Eitaro Fukamachi (email@example.com)
- Tomoya KAWANISHI (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Masataro Asai (email@example.com)
Special Thanks to
- Eitaro Fukamachi (firstname.lastname@example.org) for naming this project.
- Sunrin SHIMURA for keens/cim that motivate me to start this project.
Licensed under the MIT License.
Found a bug ?
Report it in the Issues page. If you find a bug, don't forget to include the following information in the report:
- your OS and its version