Archive for April, 2008

Vala 0.3.1

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

We’ve just released Vala 0.3.1. Tarballs are available from the GNOME FTP servers.

  • Non-null types are enabled by default
  • Experimental support for writing D-Bus services
  • New handwritten parser
  • Don’t require `new’ operator for structs
    var color = Color (0x00, 0x88, 0xee);
  • Many bug fixes and binding updates

Vala Roadmap and 0.2.0

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Last week I wrote an initial roadmap that we want to follow for the upcoming Vala releases on our way towards guaranteed language stability. Today we’ve released Vala 0.2.0 as planned. Tarballs are available from the GNOME FTP servers. It’s mainly a bug fix release, however, it also got some new features like nested namespaces, static constructors, and GType-registered enums. We also have three new contributed bindings for GNOME Keyring, SDL, and libftdi, and the usual updates for existing bindings.