Jamie McCracken (jamiemcc) wrote,

Vala == Voila!


Another great technology called Vala is also getting the recognition it deserves.

I had been keeping a close eye on Vala since day one and to be honest not a lot of people were paying attention to this fantastic project. I was glad I met Juergbi at Guadec as I hoped to change that situation.

I nagged him to do a talk on Vala at Guadec and sure enough the word spread amongst the devs and now lots of them are digging it

I nagged him the other day to add Duck Typing to vala so Dbus method calls could be done like interface.method (just like python) and he has delivered (Duck Typing is also cool for doing Window.Widget instead of doing glade_xml_get_widget for UIs)

so pls check out Vala and if you find something is missing or want a cool feature goto #vala on gimpnet and nag Juergbi!

We desperately need stuff like Vala in our platform and as a way to rapidly create desktop apps (without the need of a big sucky VM!) and I have high hopes for it.

Go Vala and big thank you to Jurg!
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