Vala-0.32.1

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-7.9 platform.

This package is known to build properly using the gcc-6 compiler.

Package Information

Vala Dependencies

Required

GLib-2.48.1

Optional

D-Bus-1.10.8 (Required for the tests) and libxslt-1.1.29 (Required for generating the documentation)

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

Contents

Installed Programs: vala, valac, vala-gen-introspect, vapicheck, and vapigen (symlinks); vala-0.32, valac-0.32, vala-gen-introspect-0.32, vapicheck-0.32, and vapigen-0.32
Installed Library: libvala-0.32.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/vala-0.32, /usr/lib/vala-0.32, /usr/share/devhelp/books/vala-0.32, /usr/share/vala, and /usr/share/vala-0.32

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

libvala-0.32.so

contains the Vala API functions.

Last updated on 2016-06-26 18:50:38 -0500