Fost 4 release now out

Created 20th January, 2016 11:17 (UTC), last edited 20th January, 2016 11:17 (UTC)

There has been a good deal of work done on the libraries, but nothing has made it into the master branches yet, so nothing to report here. That hasn't been why this release is a little late though. Boost 1.60 has just come out, but it appears to have had some sort of regression in the Python wrappers. This hasn't just affected fost-py and at the moment it seems everybody is still at a loss to understand why it has happened — even the Boost Python library maintainer. I was hoping that there was something fairly simple to get this working, but for the time being if you're using fost-py then you cannot use Boost 1.60.

Building on Linux

git clone --branch= --recursive
cd fost-hello
Boost/build 58 0
Boost/install 58 0

Download locations


  • beanbag — Stand alone transactional JSON database server —
  • beanbag-seed — Seed project for giving you a starting point to develop web applications using Beanbag —
  • fost-hello — Sample seed project —
  • mengmon — Stand alone web server —


  • f5-threading — Preview of the first Fost 5 library which includes help for threading.
  • fost-aws — Amazon AWS and OpenStack —
  • fost-android — Eclipse project for Android that allows Fost 4 and Beanbags to be used on mobile devices —
  • fost-android-ndk — The native code for Android. Includes required parts of Boost configured to use the standard Android build system.
  • fost-beanbag — Transactional JSON database —
  • fost-base — Build system and core libraries —
  • fost-internet — Internet protocols, servers & clients —
  • fost-meta — All libraries in one wrapper —
  • fost-orm — Object/Relational mapping —
  • fost-postgres — PostgreSQL —
  • fost-py — Python (2.x) bindings —
  • fost-web — Web server libraries —

Detailed change log

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