The Chicken Scheme SWANK implementation I’ve been working on is now available from the main Egg repository. So now you don’t need to faff about with Git and can install it like any other extension using:

$ chicken-install slime

Follow the instructions on the Chicken Wiki to get it set up.

I’ll be mirroring changes in the Chicken SVN to the existing GitHub repository so you can carry on using that if you like.

Since I last posted about this Christian Kellermann has submitted some great patches which improve the SLDB support allowing you to examine lexical scopes in the call chain. For example:

Hit enter or click on a frame in the backtrace that says “more …” and you will see a list of the lexical variables in that scope.