Vala-0.44.1

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-8.4 platform.

Package Information

Vala Dependencies

Required

GLib-2.60.0

Recommended

Optional

dbus-1.12.12 (Required for the tests), libxslt-1.1.33 (Required for generating the documentation), help2man, and weasyprint

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

Installation of Vala

Install Vala by running the following commands:

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

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-valadoc: This option is required if Graphviz-2.40.1 is not installed.

Contents

Installed Programs: vala, vala-0.44, valac, valadoc, vala-gen-introspect, and vapigen (symlinks); valac-0.44, valadoc-0.44, vala-gen-introspect-0.44, and vapigen-0.44
Installed Library: libvala-0.44.so and libvaladoc-0.44.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/vala-0.44, /usr/include/valadoc-0.44, /usr/lib/vala-0.44, /usr/lib/valadoc, /usr/share/vala, /usr/share/valadoc, /usr/share/devhelp/books/vala-0.44, and /usr/share/vala-0.44

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.

vapigen

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

libvala-0.44.so

contains the Vala API functions.

Last updated on 2019-03-18 16:21:47 -0500