I also run PicoLisp out of a TinyCore Linux 'VirtualBox' image... This turned out to be the best route for me to get the performance and features of picolisp I wanted on microsoft windows hosts.
TinyCore64 + vboxsf (to access host drives) + picolisp is a great combo in < 50Mb Exporting that as an 'appliance' < 15Mb. == full linux kernel with all the goodness that provides + picolisp awesomeness to easily utilize all that goodness. A slightly larger image with docs+w3m+vim (or the picollsp 'vi' Alexander published) may make a nicely focused little 'lisp machine' to learn and tinker on. /Lindsay On Sat, Feb 4, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Erik Gustafson <erik.d.gustaf...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi list, > > Sounds like it's time to update the 'apt-get yourself some PicoLisp' > section on the wiki, as this is no longer the best route for those new to > the language. > > To confirm, the best options seem to be: > > - pil64 for Android > - Ersatz for Windows > - Docker Image (Packaged PL + Tiny Core) > - Build from source > > Please add if I'm missing anything. > > Now as far as trying PicoLisp goes, could we make a little app like > http://www.tryclj.com? A sandboxed subset of PL where one could try out > the language and maybe work through a short accompanying tutorial to give a > taste of the language, before diving into the install process. I think this > has been discussed before...? > > Also isn't there the Emulisp (PL in JS) REPL app? Could that be leveraged? > Maybe this is a solution without a problem; I agree with others that most > people discovering PL will likely be comfortable building from source, > spinning up a VM, etc. > > Finally, a side note: I recently came across https://antergos.com. It's > basically a graphical installer for Arch Linux. I gave it a try and found > it to be as easy as installing Ubuntu... Click through the install wizard > and ten minutes later you've got a full-blown Arch desktop environment (or > base-install if desired) with built-in access to the AUR. The AUR has > always been up to date (many thanks!) with the latest PicoLisp. Might be > worth a mention? > > Erik >