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Bug 772717 - Distribute C, GIR and VAPI files
Distribute C, GIR and VAPI files
Product: gnome-clocks
Classification: Applications
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: Clocks maintainer(s)
Clocks maintainer(s)
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-10-10 20:05 UTC by Daniel Espinosa
Modified: 2017-04-30 10:34 UTC
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Description Daniel Espinosa 2016-10-10 20:05:30 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.
Comment 1 Jürg Billeter 2016-10-11 01:16:54 UTC
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.
Comment 2 Paolo Borelli 2017-04-30 10:34:32 UTC
Yes, I definitely do not want to go down this path