Vala - Compiler for the GObject type system
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.
March 21, 2016: Vala 0.32.0 released
February 7, 2016: Vala 0.31.1 released
January 31, 2016: Vala 0.30.1 released
September 18, 2015: Vala 0.30.0 released
August 11, 2015: Vala 0.29.3 released
There is a mailing list for developer and general discussions. The list can also be read and posted to via gmane using their web or news interface. There is also an IRC channel #vala on GIMPnet (irc.gimp.org).
Jürg Billeter <j at bitron dot ch> (blog)