The next version of Fost 4 has now been moved to the “stable” locations within our Subversion repository. There has been a lot of activity over the last three months.
One big change is that the Mac is much better supported now* [*The fost-orm tests won't pass, but we expect that problem to be resolved and in
branches/rc before long — see below for an explanation of
branches/rc. There is also a problem in the WSGI library in fost-py and the examples for fost-internet.]. We have also done a fair bit of work in simplifying the build system so that most of the testing occurs within the Boost.Build Jamfiles. This means that tests are now only run when the code they test has changed.
To use the libraries you no longer need to build them — just include the header locations into your Jamroot project definition and bring the libraries in as dependencies on your targets.
A summary of some of the more significant changes:
The biggest thing that we need to do now is to increase the amount of code that the Doxygen documentation covers and to put some serious effort into packaging the code to make it easier for people to make use of it. This will likely involve us starting a new fost-meta package which will contain the builds for the packages/installers and the documentation.
4.09.12 is due out on December 21st.
The tagged release is at the following locations:
Each of the packages now contains a
branches/rc. This is the best location to use for those who want to get new features as they become available. Typically we do a mini release into these branches once or twice a week and these stable releases are tagged versions of these branches.
We expect to be adding a fost-meta project in the next few days. The full list of packages is maintained on the Ohloh enlistments page.