[Shotwell] shotwell and vala 0.14.x
adam at yorba.org
Thu Feb 23 05:25:23 PST 2012
On 02/23/2012 03:34 AM, Mark Trompell wrote:
> Do you plan to release a version of shotwell that works with the
> current stable releases of vala?
Actually we have no such plan. I wish that we had been able to support
Vala 0.14.x in the last stable release of Shotwell (0.11, which appeared
last August). Unfortunately we didn't look at Vala 0.13.x until too
late in the development cycle, and at that point it was too risky to
make the changes we'd need to support the newer Vala, so Shotwell 0.11
builds with Vala 0.12. To avoid making the same mistake again, in the
current development cycle we've been tracking Vala 0.15 all along, so
the upcoming Shotwell 0.12 will certainly build with Vala 0.16.
You might be able to backport the current Shotwell trunk (0.11.9x) to
Vala 0.14 without too much effort. I don't think we have the resources
to implement (and test and maintain) that at Yorba, however. I
recommend that you not attempt to build the older Shotwell 0.11 with
Vala 0.14, however, since that will expose a dangerous data corruption
bug (see http://redmine.yorba.org/issues/4201).
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