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Re: Vala programs and compiling from source



On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 05:00:58PM +0000, Peter Robinson 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"?
> 
You should be building from the vala 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.
> 
Sounds like rygel should as well.

When in doubt, build from the source that upstream is going to be modifying,
fixing bugs in directly, etc.

-Toshio

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