xfce4-vala for xfce-4.8pre?

Natanael Copa ncopa at alpinelinux.org
Wed Nov 17 09:28:44 CET 2010

On Tue, 2010-11-16 at 19:14 +0100, Mike Massonnet wrote:
> Hi Natanael,


Thanks for your work on xfce4-vala and for your blog articles.

> 2010/11/16 Natanael Copa <ncopa at alpinelinux.org>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Congrats with the 4.8pre1 release!
> >
> > Any plans for making a release of xfce4-vala for xfce-4.8pre?
> Good question. Currently if you install xfce4-vala from git master you
> will have bindings for xfce 4.8, which have recently been updated to
> work with Vala 0.10.
> The process to install from git is quite the same from a released
> tarball. Instead of ./configure and make install you run ./autogen.sh
> and make install, there is practically no difference :-)

sure. *I* could use git snapshot. I make alpine linux and would like
encourage use of xfce4-vala so I want make it easy for others. Just
installing a package is convenient.

so i thought that i could just backport the changes from git to the
package, but guess what... patches does not apply. I assume that is due
to the way xfce-dev-tools uses a script to generate a script to generate
a script to generate another script to finally build the binary. (sorry
i'm not really a fan of autotools in first place, but i find the
configure.in.in... hum... "interesting")

> If you are fine with that, I don't see a pre-release for the vala
> bindings mandatory, I'll most probably make a new release after the
> final version of Xfce 4.8 gets released.

I think it would be nice with a pre-release. Put the development tools
out early and make it convenient for developers. That way chances are
bigger that developers do their job and endusers gets a better product
once the final release goes out.

> > Thanks!
> >
> > -nc
> Kind Regards


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