Welcome to the Home Page of the AlphaCocoa project.
The AlphaCocoa project is a complete rewriting of the Alpha text editor
for Mac OS X based on the Cocoa framework. The previous version of this
editor, named AlphaX and still available
was based on the Carbon framework. This technology is now obsolete and
modern development for OS X is done based on the Cocoa framework. This is
the reason why Alpha needs to be rewritten from scratch.
AlphaCocoa is a new core basis to run the AlphaTcl library (see the
AlphaTcl project at SourceForge).
The AlphaTcl library is simultaneously updated in order to benefit from the
new possibilities provided by the Cocoa model.
The AlphaCocoa project is an Open Source project. It is currently in
an early development stage. This page is a first entry into the project. It
is meant to provide information about the development progress and instructions to
compile AlphaCocoa and all its components.
The AlphaCocoa project is an Open Source project hosted by SourceForge:
AlphaCocoa project home.
No binary release is currently available. The latest state of the
source code can be obtained from the Subversion repository with the
following command :
svn checkout http://svn.code.sf.net/p/alphacocoa/svn/trunk AlphaCocoa
You can also browse the Subversion repository
Compile from sources
Since AlphaCocoa is in an early development stage, no binary is officially
provided yet but you can compile it from the sources. There are detailed
instructions on the page
The Commands Status page indicates the
current implementation status of the core commands.
The Changed Commands page contains information
about the changes which occurred in the AlphaCocoa core commands (compared
to the AlphaX version). Some of them have become obsolete, some have a
modified syntax, some remain unchanged. There are also new commands which
did not exist in AlphaX. Not all the commands have been reimplemented yet,
so this page is in constant evolution.
The Commands Reference page
is the entry point to the complete reference concerning major core commands.
Bugs can be officially reported via the
of the project.
For any questions, problems, suggestions etc. about AlphaCocoa, you can use the
alphacocoa-devel mailing list:
click here to subscribe/unsubscribe.
To post a message to the list, send an e-mail to
To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the
AlphaCocoa also has a
Wiki site for
discussing ideas related to its development.
Last updated 2014-01-10 19:30:12
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