Bug 214227 - Review Request: vala - A modern programming language for GNOME
Summary: Review Request: vala - A modern programming language for GNOME
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeffrey C. Ollie
QA Contact: Fedora Package Reviews List
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-11-06 18:17 UTC by Michel Alexandre Salim
Modified: 2007-12-04 19:48 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-11-10 01:14:25 UTC
kevin: fedora-cvs+

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Description Michel Alexandre Salim 2006-11-06 18:17:51 UTC
Spec URL: http://hircus.org/fedora/vala/vala.spec
SRPM URL: http://hircus.org/fedora/vala/vala-0.0.5-1.src.rpm
Vala is a new programming language that aims to bring modern programming
language features to GNOME developers without imposing any additional
runtime requirements and without using a different ABI compared to
applications and libraries written in C.

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. It's also planned to generate GIDL files when gobject-
introspection is ready.

The syntax of Vala is similar to C#, modified to better fit the GObject
type system.

Comment 1 Jeffrey C. Ollie 2006-11-06 19:26:47 UTC
* source files match upstream
ec3c9b717c49bd4fb207d368fe296475  vala-0.0.5.tar.bz2
ec3c9b717c49bd4fb207d368fe296475  vala-0.0.5.tar.bz2.1
* package meets naming and packaging guidelines.
* specfile is properly named, is cleanly written and uses macros consistently.
* dist tag is present.
* build root is correct.
* license field matches the actual license.
* license is open source-compatible.  License text included in package.
* latest version is being packaged.
* BuildRequires are proper.
* compiler flags are appropriate.
* %clean is present.
* package builds in mock (development & fc6, i386).
* package installs properly.  Sample code from home page builds and executes
* rpmlint has only acceptable complaints.
W: vala-devel no-documentation
* %check is not present; There is some test code in the distribution but no
framework to actually run the tests.
* shared libraries are present; ldconfig is called properly.
* owns the directories it creates.
* doesn't own any directories it shouldn't.
* no duplicates in %files.
* file permissions are appropriate.
* scriptlets are OK
* code, not content.
* documentation is small, so no -docs subpackage is necessary.
* %docs are not necessary for the proper functioning of the package.
* headers are in the -devel subpackage.
* unversioned .so file is in the -devel subpackage.
* pkconfig file in in the -devel subpackage
* no libtool .la droppings.


Comment 2 Michel Alexandre Salim 2006-11-06 20:14:05 UTC
That's the fastest review I've ever seen - thanks

Comment 3 Michel Alexandre Salim 2007-12-04 05:55:07 UTC
Package Change Request
Package Name: vala
New Branches: EL-5

Comment 4 Kevin Fenzi 2007-12-04 19:48:12 UTC
cvs done.

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