vala 0.36.0

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
  - Update manual using DocBook from as source [#779090]
  - Add support for array-parameters with rank > 1 in signals [#778632]
  - Use GTask instead of GSimpleAsyncResult with GLib 2.36/2.44 target [#763345]
  - Deny access to protected constructors [#760031]
  - Support [DBus (signature = ...)] for properties [#744595]
  - Add [CCode ("finish_instance = ...")] attribute [#710103]
  - Support [HasEmitter] for vala sources [#681356]
  - Add support for the \v escape charactor [#664689]
  - Add explicit copy method for arrays [#650663]
  - Allow underscores in type parameter names [#644938]
  - Support [FormatArg] attribute for parameters
  - Ignore --thread commandline option and drop gthread-2.0 references
  - Check inferred generic-types of MemberAccess [#775466]
  - Check generic-types count of DelegateType [#772204]
  - Fix type checking when using generics in combination with subtype [#615830]
  - Fix type parameter check for overriding generic methods
  - Use g_signal_emit where possible [#641828]
  - Only emit notify of properties if value actually changed [#631267] [#779955]
  - Mark chained relational expressions as stable [#677022]
  - Perform more thorough compatibility check of inherited properties [#779038]
  - Handle nullable ValueTypes in signals delegates properly [#758816]

 * New bindings:
  - gtk+-4.0, gtk+-unix-print-{2,3,4}.0, libgrss

 * Removed bindings:
  - clutter-json-1.0

 * Updated bindings. Some fixes may need to be wrapped in your Vala code
   with the preparser directive #if VALA_0_36
  - cairo: Add bindings for cairo_*_user_data()
  - clutter-1.0: Fix constructors which weren't detected as such
  - clutter-gst-2.0: Skip VideoTexture.get_audio_streams/get_subtitle_tracks
  - clutter-gst-3.0: Three commits
  - gdk-2.0: Include gdk/gdkkeysyms.h for Gdk.Key
  - gdk-3.0: Three commits
  - gdk-pixbuf-2.0: Three commits
  - gobject-introspection-1.0: Prettify and fix the whole thing
  - gsl.vapi: Fix attribute typos
  - gstreamer-1.0: Make ElementFactory.get_static_pad_templates fully "unowned",
      Mark *.make_writable with "ReturnsModifiedPointer",
      Fix bindings
  - gtk+-3.0: Various updates
  - gtk+-X.0: Mark "iter" param of ListStore.remove() as ref
  - libarchive: Add ReadDisk
  - libxml-2.0: Adding missing API and nullable parameters
  - linux: add non-posix fcntl constants
  - polkit-gobject-1: Fix constructors which weren't detected as such
  - poppler-glib: Update to 0.52.0
  - rest-0.7: Fix some ownership problems
  - sdl: Make Palette and PixelFormat a struct
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Update to 2.16
  - webkit2gtk: URI*.get_http_headers returns unowned Soup.MessageHeaders

 * Updated GLib core bindings:
  - gio-2.0:
    + Fix async constructors of DBusConnection,DBusObjectManagerClient...
    + Fix binding of Resolver.lookup_service*()
    + Keep GLib.Socket API compatible with gio < 2.48
    + Update SettingsBackend related bindings
    + Add/"Unlock" missing GTask symbols
  - gio-unix-2.0:
    + Add "g_unix_mounts_for" and fix "g_unix_mount_at"
  - glib-2.0:
    + Add GPOINTER_TO_* as from_pointer()
    + Add G_CHECKSUM_SHA384
    + Add "g_utf8_make_valid"
    + Add more Error bindings
    + Add simple fast-path to string.replace()
    + Add UCS-4 and UTF-16 related bindings
    + Add uuid_string_*
    + Fix g_bookmark_file_load_from_*/to_file bindings
    + Mark delegates in Test.add_data_func/add_func() as scope=async
    + Mark va_list.arg() with simple-generics to allow int64 or double
    + Update Unicode symbols
  - gobject-2.0:
    + Add a bunch of missing symbols
    + Add some missing "array_length_type" annotations

 * GIR parser and writer:
  - Add [GIR ("fullname = ...")] attribute, set fullname of GType [#775591]
  - More complete parsing of field information [#772902]
  - Use the correct tag- and element-name for an annotation [#769597]
  - Use type_id information from gir if not already overridden
  - No support for fixed-size array as return-value
  - Let alias inherit more information from base_type
  - Improve function to method conversion
  - Avoid fatal handling of nameless unions
  - Allow to specify the base_type of an alias
  - Add metadata-support for "returns_modified_pointer" [#759255]

 * D-Bus code generation:
  - Check there is a return error location before using it [#779652]
  - Fix memory-leak using g_task_propagate_pointer [#778993]
  - Initialize intermediate variables [#778540]
  - Handle errors when extracting FDs from dbus messages [#778540]
  - Ensure extracted data from the GVariant is freed on error [#778540]

 * C code hardening and reproducibility:
  - Fix build with -Werror=enum-compare -Werror=switch
  - Build testsuite with -Werror=format-nonliteral -Werror=format-security
      -Werror=int-conversion -Werror=redundant-decls
  - Add G_GNUC_FORMAT attribute for FormatArg functions [#774060]
  - Add G_GNUC_PRINTF/SCANF attribute for Printf/ScanfFormat functions [#710862]
  - gtkmodule: Order required-gtype-classes for reproducibility [debian#802528]

 * Reduce incompatible-pointer-type C code warnings:
  - Cast vfunc pointer assigns of abstract overrides [#777958]
  - Fix vfunc cast for async method implementation/override
  - Default to void-return for vfunc cast of *_async methods
  - Cast *_destroy_func of generic-types calls to GDestroyNotify
  - Cast destroy_data for g_cclosure_new to GClosureNotify
  - Pass pointer of matching type to property-getter
  - memberaccess: Don't resolve base_method/property twice

 * Genie:
  - Allow comma-separated identifiers in definition of enums [#776833]
  - Add empty file check to read_token() [#633083]

 * Various bug fixes:
  - codegen: Don't create duplicated complete-async code [#778302]
  - codegen: Don't return void for non-nullable simple-type structs [#778224]
  - vala: Non-null initializers not allowed for owned namespace fields [#777697]
  - codegen: Support casting arbitary value-types to arrays [#777194]
  - codegen: Reference struct fields with their actual cname [#775761]
  - codegen: Add function-prototypes for all register-type calls [#775446]
  - vala: check a property has an accessor and/or a mutator [#773956]
  - codegen: Don't declare CreationMethod for compact-classes twice [#772661]
  - method: Print encountered type if return types mismatch [#769501]
  - codegen: Fix memory-leak with object initializer for properties [#766739]
  - codegen: Fix array length of array returned by lambda [#761360]
  - codegen: Fix emission of constant array length [#756376]
  - codegen: Support deprecating properties and their accessors [#732449]
  - codegen: Don't add static modifier to abstract property setters [#673389]
  - codegen: Fix instance parameter property setter in SimpleType structs
  - codegen: Fix base-access from within overriding struct-property-accessor
  - vala: Check accessibility of default arguments [#648030]
  - vala: Disallow private accessors in overridable properties [#603491]
  - methodcall: Don't try to remove N_/NC_ while properly handled in C [#642350]
  - vala: Check type arguments in DataType.equals [#641418]
  - parser: Allow cast pointer expressions without enclosing parens [#590641]
  - Don't initialize local variable if not requested
  - codegen: Don't implicitly initialize local variables with initializer
  - Check printf arguments of object creation expressions
  - ccodefunction: Only add G_GNUC_DEPRECATED to declarations
  - codegen: Avoid criticals while unconditionaly trying to chain-up to
    non-existing property-accessors
  - signalmodule: Add signal-emitter declaration if needed [#779609]
  - signalmodule: Fix deprecation of signals
  - codegen: Properly null-out source on ownership-transfer of delegates
  - vala: Fix MemberAccess.is_non_null() for EnumValue constants [#780050]

 * Contributors:
    Abderrahim Kitouni, Alistair Thomas, Andrea Del Signore, Carlos Garnacho,
    Daniel Espinosa, Daniel Pfeifer, Dr. Michael Lauer, Evan Nemerson,
    Florian Brosch, Francisco Serna, George Barrett, Jens Georg, Jordan Yelloz,
    Jürg Billeter, Luca Bruno, Marvin W, Matthias Berndt, Michael James Gratton,
    mrmacete, Nikolay Orlyuk, Niko Tyni, Ole André Vadla Ravnås,
    Philip Withnall, Richard Wiedenhöft, Rico Tzschichholz, Sam Thursfield,
    Severin Heiniger, Simon Werbeck, Timm Bäder, Vladislav, Yu Feng

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