vala 0.36.4

About vala

valac, the Vala compiler, is a self-hosting compiler that translates
Vala source code into C source and header files. It uses the GObject
type system to create classes and interfaces declared in the Vala
source code.

The syntax of Vala is similar to C#, modified to better fit the
GObject type system. Vala supports modern language features as the
following: Interfaces, Properties, Signals, Foreach, Lambda
expressions, Type inference for local variables, Generics, Non-null
types, Assisted memory management, Exception handling, Type modules

Vala is designed to allow access to existing C libraries, especially
GObject-based libraries, without the need for runtime bindings. All
that is needed to use a library with Vala is an API file, containing
the class and method declarations in Vala syntax. Vala currently comes
with bindings for GLib and GTK+ and many others from the GNOME

Using classes and methods written in Vala from an application written
in C is not difficult. The Vala library only has to install the
generated header files and C applications may then access the GObject-
based API of the Vala library as usual. It should also be easily
possible to write a bindings generator for access to Vala libraries
from applications written in e.g. C# as the Vala parser is written as
a library, so that all compile-time information is available when
generating a binding.


 * Highlights
  - Don't warn about deprecated symbols if installed_version is older
  - Add --gresourcesdir option [#783133]

 * Various bug fixes:
  - gdbus: Don't leak nested HashTable on deserialization [#782719]
  - Fix finally blocks with async yields [#741929]
  - Handle non-null in coalescing expression [#611223]
  - Make the task_complete flag for < 2.44 more similar to >= 2.44 [#783543]
  - Nullable ValueType requires POINTER as marshaller signature [#783897]
  - NoAccessorMethod attribute is allowed for gobject-properties only
  - girparser: Fix parsing of delegate-alias without target
  - compiler: Use API_VERSION instead of stripping PACKAGE_SUFFIX
  - girwriter: Write length-parameters of arrays with rank > 1 [#758019]

 * Bindings:
  - gio-2.0: Use default 'length = null' for DataInputStream.read_line_utf8*
  - gobject-2.0: Add GLib.ParamSpecPointer
  - poppler-glib: Update to 0.54.0
  - gstreamer-1.0: Various binding fixes

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