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Genera operating system[ edit ] Symbolics developed new Lisp Machines and published the operating system under the name Genera.
Symbolics Genera was developed in the early s and early s. In the final years development entailed mostly patches, with very little new functionality.
It sells the operating system and layered software. Some of the layered software has been integrated into Genera in later releases. Symbolics Genera has a large number of features and supported all the versions of various hardware that Symbolics built over its lifetime.
Its source code is more than a million lines of code the number depends on the release and what amount of software is installed.
The release of the operating system also provided most of the source code of the operating system and its applications. The user has free access to all parts of the running operating system and can write changes and extensions.
The source code of the operating system is divided into systems. These systems bundle sources, binaries and other files. The system construction toolkit SCT maintains the dependencies, the components and the versions of all the systems.
A system has two numbers: The major version number counts the number of full constructions of a system. The minor version counts the number of patches to that system. A patch is a file that can be loaded to fix problems or provide extensions to a particular version of a system.
Symbolics developed a Genera version, named Open Genera, that included a virtual machine that enabled executing Genera on DEC Alpha based workstations, plus several Genera extensions and applications that were sold separately like the Symbolics S-Graphics suite.
Also, they made a new operating system named Minima for embedded uses, in Common Lisp. The original Lisp Machine operating system was developed in Lisp Machine Lispusing the Flavors object-oriented extension to that Lisp.
Symbolics provided a successor to Flavors named New Flavors. These Lisp dialects are both provided by Genera. User interface[ edit ] The early versions of Symbolics Genera were built with the original windowing system of the Lisp Machine operating system.
Symbolics then developed a radically new windowing system named Dynamic Windows with a presentation-based user interface. Dynamic Windows uses typed objects for all output to the screen. All displayed information keeps its connection to the objects displayed output recording.
This works for both textual and graphical output. At runtime the applicable operations to these objects are computed based on the class hierarchy and the available operations commands. Commands are organized in hierarchical command tables with typed parameters.
Commands can be entered with the mouse making extensive use of mouse chordingkeystrokes and with a command line interface. All applications share one command line interpreter implementation, which adapts to various types of usage.
The graphical capabilities of the window system are based on the PostScript graphics model. The user interface is mostly in black-and-white since that was what the hardware console typically provided.
But there was also extensive support for color using color frame buffers or X11 servers with color support.
The activities applications use the whole screen with several panes though windows can also be smaller. The layout of these activity windows adapts to different screen sizes. Activities can also switch between different pane layouts. Genera provides a system menu for controlling windows, switching applications and for window system operations.
The Dynamic Lisp Listener is an example of a command line interface with full graphics capabilities and support for mouse-based interaction.
It accepts Lisp expressions and commands as input. The output is mouse sensitive. The Lisp listener can display forms to input data for the various built-in commands.
Documentation[ edit ] Genera supports fully hyperlinked online documentation.The Emu Speech Database System EMU is a collection of software tools for the creation, manipulation and analysis of speech databases.
At the core of EMU is a database search engine which allows queries based on the sequential and hierarchical structure of the annotations. An operating system written in Common Lisp.
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