Re: Vala and pkg-config

On Tue, 10 Aug 2010 18:06:37  0200, Jürg Billeter  wrote:
Vincent brought to my attention that there are some packages out there
 > that use pkg-config to check for the presence and version of the Vala
 > compiler. However, this is wrong and should be removed in all affected
 > packages as soon as possible.
 > The pkg-config file is installed for libvala, which is an unstable
 > library that is only needed by development tools to, e.g., provide code
 > completion in IDEs. All other Vala applications and libraries should not
 > use or link to libvala and should therefore also not use the pkg-config
 > file.
 > I've changed the pkg-config name in the 0.9.5 release to vala-0.10 to
 > support parallel installation with future release series. As the
 > pkg-config file is only meant to be used with the unstable libvala
 > library and I wasn't aware of it being used for the compiler itself,
 > this caused more fallout than expected. Sorry about that.
How about calling it libvala-0.10 to emphasize that it's the *lib* not
vala itself?

Daniel Macks
 dmacks netspace org


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