Re: Including extensions in Vala?

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 7:48 AM, Xan Lopez <xan gnome org> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 8:47 AM, Magnus Therning <magnus therning org> wrote:
>> Since I learned that Python was being dropped as a language for extensions
>> I've been working on porting my bookmark synchronisation extension
>> (epilicious), first to Seed (which I gave up on after a short while) and
>> then to something that compiles natively.  C is too painful I find, so I
>> opted to write the extension in Vala (with some minor pieces in C since
>> there are no Vala bindings for Epiphany yet).
>> IIRC I still have commit rights, but I'm hesitant to push a change that
>> introduces new dependencies.  Should I keep this extension out of the
>> official tree (maintaining it as a patch), or should I push it?
>> I don't care too much either way really.
>> I should add that I have the intention of rewriting the extension in Seed at
>> some point in the future.  At the time (before the 2.28 release) Seed was
>> simply to much work to bother with.  I'm sure this will change, especially
>> if/when libgee can be used from within it.
> What would be required to add support for Vala extensions? You only
> need to depend on the vala compiler at compile time?

Yes, the vala compiler at compile time, and in the case of this
extension libgee at compile+run time.


Magnus Therning                        (OpenPGP: 0xAB4DFBA4)          Jabber:|twitter: magthe

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