GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 772717
Distribute C, GIR and VAPI files
Last modified: 2017-04-30 10:34:32 UTC
Currently Clocks distributes in tarball all VALA files, expecting packagers to have Vala's compiler installed.
Vala's compiler may can't produce equal C source codes each time they are produced. Then we have:
In order to avoid this, Clocks should distribute:
a) Generated C source code, along side of VALA source code
b) Any GIR and VAPI files generated using valac
As for Clocks, just C source code should be distributed.
I don't think we should require Vala projects to ship generated C files. valac should already be suitable for reproducible builds for the most part. Please file a Vala bug for the reproducibility issue in Vala's GtkBuilder support.
Yes, I definitely do not want to go down this path