Building Vala from Source
Source code releases can be found on /Release.
Development is happening in git://git.gnome.org/vala and can be viewed here.
You can check out the current development snapshot using (please note, that you need vala installed to build it from git):
git clone git://git.gnome.org/vala
or, if you have an account on gnome.org:
git clone ssh://<username>@git.gnome.org/git/vala
- GLib 2.40 or later
- Flex and Bison
- Graphviz (libgvc)
- Vala 0.16.1 or later (for the initial build)
The Vala compiler is licensed under the LGPL 2.1+
The Vala compiler can be built directly from C code. The C files are distributed with the tarball of a Vala release. Building from the C files allows Vala to be built on platforms that do not have an existing build of the Vala compiler. Tarballs are available from download.gnome.org.
The general procedure is:
Download tarball from download.gnome.org
Extract contents of tarball: tar -xf vala-xx.tar.xz
- Change in to the directory of extracted files
Configure the build: ./configure
Build the compiler and tools: make