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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY vala-download-http "&gnome-download-http;/vala/&vala-major-version;/vala-&vala-version;.tar.xz">
8 <!ENTITY vala-download-ftp "&gnome-download-ftp;/vala/&vala-major-version;/vala-&vala-version;.tar.xz">
9 <!ENTITY vala-md5sum "3c19014093f1a3d995357253b463082c">
10 <!ENTITY vala-size "2.7 MB">
11 <!ENTITY vala-buildsize "112 MB (including tests)">
12 <!ENTITY vala-time "1.0 SBU (including tests)">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="vala" xreflabel="Vala-&vala-version;">
16 <?dbhtml filename="vala.html"?>
17
18 <sect1info>
19 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
20 <date>$Date$</date>
21 </sect1info>
22
23 <title>Vala-&vala-version;</title>
24
25 <indexterm zone="vala">
26 <primary sortas="a-Vala">Vala</primary>
27 </indexterm>
28
29 <sect2 role="package">
30 <title>Introduction to Vala</title>
31
32 <para>
33 <application>Vala</application> is a new programming language that
34 aims to bring modern programming language features to
35 <application>GNOME</application> developers without imposing any
36 additional runtime requirements and without using a different ABI
37 compared to applications and libraries written in C.
38 </para>
39
40 &lfs81_checked;
41
42 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
43 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
44 <listitem>
45 <para>
46 Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&vala-download-http;"/>
47 </para>
48 </listitem>
49 <listitem>
50 <para>
51 Download (FTP): <ulink url="&vala-download-ftp;"/>
52 </para>
53 </listitem>
54 <listitem>
55 <para>
56 Download MD5 sum: &vala-md5sum;
57 </para>
58 </listitem>
59 <listitem>
60 <para>
61 Download size: &vala-size;
62 </para>
63 </listitem>
64 <listitem>
65 <para>
66 Estimated disk space required: &vala-buildsize;
67 </para>
68 </listitem>
69 <listitem>
70 <para>
71 Estimated build time: &vala-time;
72 </para>
73 </listitem>
74 </itemizedlist>
75<!--
76 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Additional Downloads</bridgehead>
77 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
78 <listitem>
79 <para>
80 Required patch:
81 <ulink url="&patch-root;/vala-&vala-version;-upstream_fixes-2.patch"/>
82 </para>
83 </listitem>
84 </itemizedlist>-->
85
86 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Vala Dependencies</bridgehead>
87
88 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Required</bridgehead>
89 <para role="required">
90 <xref linkend="glib2"/>
91 </para>
92
93 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional</bridgehead>
94 <para role="optional">
95 <xref linkend="dbus"/> (Required for the tests) and
96 <xref linkend="libxslt"/> (Required for generating the documentation)
97 </para>
98
99 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">User Notes:
100 <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/vala"/>
101 </para>
102 </sect2>
103
104 <sect2 role="installation">
105 <title>Installation of Vala</title>
106
107 <para>Install <application>Vala</application> by running the following
108 commands:</para>
109
110<screen><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr &amp;&amp;
111make</userinput></screen>
112
113 <para>
114 To test the results, issue: <command>make check</command>.
115 </para>
116
117 <para>
118 Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
119 </para>
120
121<screen role="root"><userinput>make install</userinput></screen>
122
123 </sect2>
124
125 <sect2 role="content">
126 <title>Contents</title>
127
128 <segmentedlist>
129 <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
130 <segtitle>Installed Library</segtitle>
131 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
132
133 <seglistitem>
134 <seg>
135 vala, valac, vala-gen-introspect,
136 vapicheck, and vapigen (symlinks);
137
138 vala-&vala-major-version;, valac-&vala-major-version;,
139 vala-gen-introspect-&vala-major-version;,
140 vapicheck-&vala-major-version;, and
141 vapigen-&vala-major-version;
142 </seg>
143 <seg>
144 libvala-&vala-major-version;.so
145 </seg>
146 <seg>
147 /usr/include/vala-&vala-major-version;,
148 /usr/lib/vala-&vala-major-version;,
149 /usr/share/devhelp/books/vala-&vala-major-version;,
150 /usr/share/vala, and
151 /usr/share/vala-&vala-major-version;
152 </seg>
153 </seglistitem>
154 </segmentedlist>
155
156 <variablelist>
157 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
158 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
159 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
160
161 <varlistentry id="valac">
162 <term><command>valac</command></term>
163 <listitem>
164 <para>
165 is a compiler that translates <application>Vala</application>
166 source code into C source and header files.
167 </para>
168 <indexterm zone="vala valac">
169 <primary sortas="b-valac">valac</primary>
170 </indexterm>
171 </listitem>
172 </varlistentry>
173
174 <varlistentry id="vala-gen-introspect">
175 <term><command>vala-gen-introspect</command></term>
176 <listitem>
177 <para>
178 generates a GI file for GObject and
179 <application>GLib</application> based packages.
180 </para>
181 <indexterm zone="vala vala-gen-introspect">
182 <primary sortas="b-vala-gen-introspect">vala-gen-introspect</primary>
183 </indexterm>
184 </listitem>
185 </varlistentry>
186
187 <varlistentry id="vapicheck">
188 <term><command>vapicheck</command></term>
189 <listitem>
190 <para>
191 verifies the generated bindings.
192 </para>
193 <indexterm zone="vala vapicheck">
194 <primary sortas="b-vapicheck">vapicheck</primary>
195 </indexterm>
196 </listitem>
197 </varlistentry>
198
199 <varlistentry id="vapigen">
200 <term><command>vapigen</command></term>
201 <listitem>
202 <para>
203 is an utility which generates <application>Vala</application> API
204 (VAPI) files from GI files.
205 </para>
206 <indexterm zone="vala vapigen">
207 <primary sortas="b-vapigen">vapigen</primary>
208 </indexterm>
209 </listitem>
210 </varlistentry>
211
212 <varlistentry id="libvala">
213 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libvala-&vala-major-version;.so</filename></term>
214 <listitem>
215 <para>
216 contains the <application>Vala</application> API functions.
217 </para>
218 <indexterm zone="vala libvala">
219 <primary sortas="c-libvala">libvala-&vala-major-version;.so</primary>
220 </indexterm>
221 </listitem>
222 </varlistentry>
223
224 </variablelist>
225
226 </sect2>
227
228</sect1>
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