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Re: Vala programs and compiling from source



On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson gmail com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>> I recently submitting Deja-dup, a backup program written in Vala for
>> review at
>>
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=540761
>>
>> Vala is described in more detail at http://live.gnome.org/Vala. Deja-dup
>> like many Vala programs include both the Vala source code and the C
>> "source code" to avoid a build time requirement of Vala and also because
>> Vala is still in a rapidly evolving stage.  Do I need to build from the
>> original Vala source code or can I consider the machine generated C as
>> "source"?
>
> For rygel to date I've used the C as "source" unless I've needed to
> patch a bug or build issue with it when you then need to regenerate
> it.
>
> Regards,
> Peter
>
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I'd probably compile the Vala source since that's what the upstream
project is written in and just have the build require Vala. Just my
opinion though. C is definitely the safe choice, but I think the more
Vala is used and tested the better it will get.

-Adam


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