GNOME Builder, Autotools and Vala libraries

Recently blogged  about make distcheck and Vala libraries and how you can use GNOME Builder for Vala development, both are important for Vala developers expecting to increase its productivity.

As all you know Autotools is hard to learn, or at least takes some time to produce custome build rules. While Vala in Autotools have been there for a while it is buggy, making hard to get a out-of-the-box, clean and easy build system.

Now as part of my work to fix Bug #766621, I was able to produce a clean Makefile.am, with all passing make distcheck. I’ve added some utility makefiles to build libraries with GObject Introspection support out-of-the-box.

Just checkout my test bed project at GitHub, in order to see how simple could be.

GNOME Builder has a template system, really easy to update, and now it will have, as soon as may work on Bug #766621 is accepted to commit, out-of-the-box Vala libraries templates for your pleasure.

Author: despinosa

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