Re: GIR-based vala bindings

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 10:19, Lorenzo Masini <lorenxo86 gmail com> wrote:
> Il giorno mer, 16/03/2011 alle 23.26 +0100, Jiří Techet ha scritto:
>> thanks a lot for looking into this! I wasn't aware of the possibility
>> to generate vala bindings from girs (well, I don't use vala by myself)
>> - this will simplify things like making identical overrides separately
>> for vala and girs and the annoying renaming of all the vala files
>> after every release to have the correct -0.version suffix. Perfect!
> I'm glad you like it :D
>> > Now I'm stuck on some autoconf/automake issues (because my leak of
>> > knowledge about them).
>> > In particular, I need that at the moment of GIR files generation,
>> > the .pc files in the $top_builddir are the ones that will be installed
>> > (champlain-0.10.pc).
>> Aren't they? They should be generated when you run ./configure and
>> should exist all the time during make. What's the problem?
> No, the configure simply substitute the version number in
> and generating champlain.pc and
> champlain-gtk.pc.
> The make step copies champlain.pc and champlain-gtk.pc respectively in
> champlain-version.pc and champlain-gtk-version.pc.
> So when it is generating the GIRs into the make step in champlain and
> champlain-gtk subdirectories, the .pc files are still champlain.pc and
> champlain-gtk.pc.

I see. I've changed it in master so the .pc files with version numbers
are generated during configure.

>> > Another problem is that I can't set the PKG_BUILD_PATH to $top_builddir
>> > in champlain-gtk/ to make g-ir-scanner find the not yet
>> > installed .pc files.
>> What happens? Could you post here what you're putting into the
>> makefiles to see what you are trying to achieve?
> I'm thinking of export PKG_BUILD_PATH=$top_builddir somewhere inside
> HAVE_INSTROSPECTION if, because champlain-gtk depends on champlain.

Don't you rather want to set the PKG_CONFIG_PATH variable as we do in
bindings/vala/champlain-gtk/ What's the exact problem you


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