Im still very confused as to why this isnt a feature yet. Personally this would have been one of the first things added.
Maybe i am just confused and this is a feature?
But the 1.6.0 version has many very essential features for modding, yet i cant find anyway to develop a 1.7.10 mod. Most modpacks, use 1.7.10 mods. Personally I havent seen any modpacks (yet) that run 1.8.
So why not add a feature that allows you to specify what version of forge you wish to use or maybe using a specific forge.zip or something at least. That is currently the only reason I am not using this to make my mods. That and that alone.
As well other than the ability to be cross-platform why write this in java?
Could you program a verion in a C language with multi-threading?