Flusspferd is licensed under the MIT license (open source).
Flusspferd compiles and runs on POSIX OSes such as Mac OS X and Linux, and also on Windows via MinGW — check the releases section for links to MinGW bundles.
You don't know how to pronounce the name "Flusspferd"? Easy as pie! At least for Germans. The rest of you shall get an explanation. Much like the English language's equivalent word "hippopotamus", the word Flusspferd is composed of the words for river (Fluss) and horse (Pferd). Pronounce "Flusspferd" as if it were two words, "Fluss Pferd", but with only a very short pause between the words. If you want to pronounce it properly, start with "floos ferd". Now, learn how to use the "Pf" sound (with sound examples!). "Fluss" is pronounced with a short "U". Well, that's at least my stab at it. I'm no language teacher, so bear with me.
- OS X via homebrew: brew install flusspferd (until the formula is in master, make sure you are using the linked version.)
- Ubuntu via the CommonJS PPA
- Windows: binaries (9.9Mb) and MinGW development environment (50Mb)
- JIT is now enabled by default. use the --no-jit option to disable it.
- API for creating objects/values massively overhauled to be much more expresive. This is an API breaking change. See the wiki for details.
- cURL module re-introduced after being improved to provide more of the functionality of libcurl.
- Removed support for older spidermonkeys. We now require a recent version of spidermonkey. We define recent as no older than the version from Firefox 3.5! See the Spidermonkey wiki page
- Boost 1.40 or newer required.
- Added subprocess module for communicating with sub-processes. This module doesn't work on Windows in this release.
- Re-introduces XML module using different XML backend.
- Building plugins with cmake got a whole lot easier; See this mailing list post for more info.
As always, other small features and a lot of bug fixes.
The easiest way to get Flusspferd is to get one of our releases from Sourceforge. If you want the most recent sources, you can either fetch the code from our git repository:
$ git clone git://github.com/Flusspferd/flusspferd.git
or download a snapshot from github.
Another very interesting possibility is forking (direct action!) our github repository, which allows you to publish changes easily and optionally send them to us ‒ without sending patches or emails.
Read the build instructions on how to build Flusspferd and its requirements.
Flusspferd comes with online documentation which is generated for the current release (0.9):
We also have online documentation for git master (the next release) and previous releases:
You can find Flusspferd on
There are some other projects that have similar (but different) goals than Flusspferd:
- SpiderApe, C++ wrappers for some Spidermonkey classes. Not actively developed anymore.
- jslibs, extensions for Spidermonkey, written in C, license GPL 2.0.
- cproxyv8: "provides an easy way to expose properties and methods from C++ classes to Java Script using V8 engine without the need to specify callbacks for each item."
- v8cgi: "Small set of C++ and JS libraries, allowing coder to use JS as a server-side HTTP processing language." For v8.
- narwhal: a somewhat portable implementation of CommonJS.
- MonkeyScript, LGPL 3.
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