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by Roelf Toxopeus (200 points)
- VFX updates (official, alpha, beta) announcements on the forum as well or email only (I don't follow clf)?

- updates for 3rd party packages included in the VFX distros:

can the authors announce them on this forum?

is there a way to 'enforce' the update in to the VFX distros?

Example: the cocoa package for VfxForthOsx is stale as of 19 dec 2019.

This package is updated and sent to MPE a few times since.

(BTW 2020-10-20 packages for 32 and 64 VFXmacOs sent to MPE).

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by Gerald Wodni (1k points)


We want to integrate announcements with our continious integration (CI), which is in the works.

We thought about integrating the new-version announcement into VFX itself, so when you spin it up it checks wether it is the newest version (of course this can be diasabled). I like your idea of also announcing it in the forum, so people can eventually provide direct feedback to that very version.

3rd party:

the 'f' packet manager will be included into VFX eventually, so you can always make a 3rd party extension and put it on theforth.net.

Baked in packages will have a merge mechanism in the future, so that they should not be stale anymore. We really don't want to jump the gun too soon, but to get the CI setup properly, and then extend its feature set.

We will look into updating cocoa in the next release, thanks for reminding us to do so.

by Stephen Pelc (4.1k points)
Roelf's latest Cocoa packages are in the current MacOS releases.