Vala-0.50.0

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-10.0 platform.

Package Information

Vala Dependencies

Required

GLib-2.66.0

Recommended

Optional

dbus-1.12.20 (Required for the tests), libxslt-1.1.34 (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-2.44.1 is not installed.

Contents

Installed Programs: vala, vala-0.50, valac, valadoc, vala-gen-introspect, and vapigen (symlinks); valac-0.50, valadoc-0.50, vala-gen-introspect-0.50, and vapigen-0.50
Installed Library: libvala-0.50.so and libvaladoc-0.50.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/vala-0.50, /usr/include/valadoc-0.50, /usr/lib/vala-0.50, /usr/lib/valadoc-0.50, /usr/share/vala, /usr/share/vala-0.50, /usr/share/valadoc-0.50, and /usr/share/devhelp/books/vala-0.50

Short Descriptions

valac

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

valadoc

is a documentation generator for generating API documentation from Vala source code based on libvala.

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-0.50.so

contains the Vala API functions.

Last updated on 2020-09-16 22:12:15 -0500