[webkit-gtk] Should WebKitGTK+ provide Vala bindings as part of the release

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Sat Feb 25 02:04:26 PST 2012

El vie, 24-02-2012 a las 13:43 -0800, Martin Robinson escribió:
> Recently at https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=75459, the
> question was raised whether to provide Vala bindings as part of the
> WebKitGTK+ release. I can see both some benefits and a bit of a
> maintenance burden.

I don't think we should provide any bindings, we already provide gobject
introspection support, so that should be enough for bindings.

> It seems that the infrastructure for GIR and Vala metadata has not
> been the most stable, so we'd have to update this information as time
> goes on and the tools improve. On the other hand, this would make it
> much easier for embedders to use WebKitGTK+ with Vala since the
> bindings would always be up-to-date.
> Another interesting data point is that this is something we would need
> to provide with the WebKit2 release. What are the opinions of the
> community about this? Is anyone strongly opposed?

We just need to add gobject-introspection support to WebKit2.
Documentation is already annotated, so it's a matter of adding the
Makefile bits.

Carlos Garcia Campos
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