Vala libraries and make distcheck

GNOME Builder have support to create Vala libraries skeleton using templates, but can’t produce any useful library yet. You can see bugs 766621, 768541, 768740, 768540 and 766621, for missing features.

While my patches to improve Builder’s template system work, they can be used when you try to run make distcheck, due to current Vala support implementation of Automake. See bug GNU bug #13002.

But now I on stub! No one have checked 13002, Christian HergertĀ  have no time to review my patches, well not all of them and Builder is a big project, and personally I now I’m not good enough on Autotools to create a clean implementation, but with Christian feedback I’ve get my best and will write better cleaner implementation.

Is better to fix Automake Vala implementation, in order to produce clean and easy to write Makefile.am for Vala projects, less code and less work around. All implementation should pass both make check and make distcheck.

If no response found, then may I need to write Autotools macros and mk files to be imported to your Makefile.am file in order to provide a clean implementation and easy to use, only after Autotools is fixed.

This will me help too, to write my own libraries more easy. Now I have to fix manually and find the current configuration for each one, most of the time based on GXml, but is a time consuming task, requires Autotools knowlage and should be fixed each time you added new stuff. I really like libgee’s Makefile.am, which is clean and just works, but all the time I start to use it as template, it just not work for me. Then I think I need to create my own and push it to Builder to produce good templates for all of you too.

Author: despinosa

Linux and GNOME user, full time, since 2001. Actual maintainer of GXml and contributor to other projects mainly on GObject Introspection support.