Vala-0.38.1

Introduction to Vala

Vala is a new programming language that aims to bring modern programming language features to GNOME developers without imposing any additional runtime requirements and without using a different ABI compared to applications and libraries written in C.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.1 platform.

Package Information

Vala Dependencies

Required

GLib-2.54.0

Optional

dbus-1.10.22 (Required for the tests), Graphviz-2.40.1 (Required for valadoc), libxslt-1.1.30 (Required for generating the documentation)

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/vala

Installation of Vala

Install Vala by running the following commands:

[Note]

Note

The two sed commands and the autoreconf command below are required if the optional dependency Graphviz-2.40.1 is not installed. This will allow building the valadoc prgram and libraries that can be used to generate API documentation in HTML format from Vala source code.

sed -i '101d; 107,123d; 125,126d'  configure.ac &&
sed -i '/valadoc/d' Makefile.am                 &&
ACLOCAL= autoreconf -fiv                        &&

./configure --prefix=/usr                       &&
make

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Contents

Installed Programs: vala, vala-0.38 valac, valadoc, vala-gen-introspect, vapicheck, and vapigen (symlinks); valac-0.38, valadoc-0.38, vala-gen-introspect-0.38, vapicheck-0.38, and vapigen-0.38
Installed Library: libvala-0.38.so and libvaladoc-0.38.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/vala-0.38, /usr/include/valadoc-0.38, /usr/lib/vala-0.38, /usr/lib/valadoc, /usr/share/vala, /usr/share/valadoc, /usr/share/devhelp/books/vala-0.38, and /usr/share/vala-0.38

Short Descriptions

valac

is a compiler that translates Vala source code into C source and header files.

vala-gen-introspect

generates a GI file for GObject and GLib based packages.

vapicheck

verifies the generated bindings.

vapigen

is an utility which generates Vala API (VAPI) files from GI files.

libvala-0.38.so

contains the Vala API functions.

Last updated on 2017-09-13 21:14:43 -0500