About vala
==========

valac, the Vala compiler, is a self-hosting compiler that translates
Vala source code into C source and header files. It uses the GObject
type system to create classes and interfaces declared in the Vala
source code.

The syntax of Vala is similar to C#, modified to better fit the
GObject type system. Vala supports modern language features as the
following: Interfaces, Properties, Signals, Foreach, Lambda
expressions, Type inference for local variables, Generics, Non-null
types, Assisted memory management, Exception handling, Type modules
(Plugins)

Vala is designed to allow access to existing C libraries, especially
GObject-based libraries, without the need for runtime bindings. All
that is needed to use a library with Vala is an API file, containing
the class and method declarations in Vala syntax. Vala currently comes
with bindings for GLib and GTK+ and many others from the GNOME
Platform.

Using classes and methods written in Vala from an application written
in C is not difficult. The Vala library only has to install the
generated header files and C applications may then access the GObject-
based API of the Vala library as usual. It should also be easily
possible to write a bindings generator for access to Vala libraries
from applications written in e.g. C# as the Vala parser is written as
a library, so that all compile-time information is available when
generating a binding.

News
====

 * Various bug fixes:
  - libvaladoc: Keep bootstrap-support with valac >= 0.16.1
  - valadoc: Fix tests while bootstapping with valac < 0.31/32

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0: Update Unicode symbols
  - gobject-2.0: Add required type_id attributes to all ParamSpec subclasses
  - libgdata: Make Authorizer.reauth_* methods virtual [#779229]
  - libxml-2.0: Update Xml.ParserOption [#785585]
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.91.2
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Update to 2.17.90


ChangeLog
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https://download.gnome.org/sources/vala/0.37/vala-0.37.2.changes  (1.29K)

Download
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https://download.gnome.org/sources/vala/0.37/vala-0.37.2.tar.xz (3.23M)
  sha256sum: 89c027947b3981ce757ca73d0970c757bf672758a02e3eb96743673a9408075a

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