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Questions tagged [vala]

Vala is a new programming language

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How to install a specific version of granite dependency on Ubuntu 18.0.4?

I am trying to build Akira on Ubuntu 18.0.4.2. I checked the instruction at the Github site: https://github.com/akiraux/Akira#-compile, and installed all dependencies by using sudo apt install. ...
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What is the development package for “gstreamer-player-1.0”

According to valadoc, a package called gstreamer-player-1 exists. However, I can't find a corresponding package in the ubuntu package search.
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Creating an AppIndicator using vala: Package `appindicator3-0.1' not found

I am trying to create a Vala Application that will create an AppIndicator. The problem is that when I compile my application I get the following error: Package `appindicator3-0.1' not found in ...
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Gnome3 AppIndicator Vala app cannot show submenu (it auto-closes immediately)?

Consider the source code, pasted below as test.vala. It is a simple application which should show an icon on top bar/panel, when the icon is clicked it should show a menu with one item in it (Open), ...
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Building a Vala Gnome3 extension (indicator-diskman) project on 18.04?

I would like to build the Gnome3 extension indicator-diskman on Ubuntu 18.04, but I have problems doing that. This is what I've tried doing: git clone https://github.com/teejee2008/diskman.git ...
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Vala Panel AppMenu menus are too close together

I installed Vala Panel AppMenu in Xfce, but in the global menubar, menus are too close together. How can I fix this? I use the vertex-maia-light theme.
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Searching for App “Presence” written in Vala

I think it was called "presence" or something like that. Anyway if anyone either knows the right name, (Google comes back with nothing), or where I can find it (The last place I remember was Gitorious)...
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How to install Vala on Ubuntu 16.10?

How to install Vala on Ubuntu 16.10? This doesn't work. It says: E: Package 'valac-0.26' has no installation candidate
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How to install the Vala environemt?

Is there a repository so that I can install Vala with apt-get, or do I have to download and install it manually?
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Trying to execute a process with pkexec asynchronously and get 'Refusing to render service to dead parents'

I'm trying to execute a process as root from my application that runs with regular privileges using pkexec. When I invoke pkexec synchronously everything is fine but when I run it asynchronously with ...
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problem installin vala 0.15.0 Gobobject not found

/gir/bug651773: FAIL error: Package `GLib-2.0' not found in specified Vala API directories or GObject-Introspection GIR directories error: Package `GObject-2.0' not found in specified Vala API ...
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How to compile indicator terminal? Fails with “A required package was not found” message

I'm trying to compile this package from launchpad: https://code.launchpad.net/~tombeckmann/+junk/indicator-terminal I installed valac, as the package has some vala code. And CMake, as there's a ...
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Vala and packages

I'm trying to make an Ubuntu app in Vala. I do have knowledge of C++ so the syntax isn't that difficult to learn. But I'm doing something wrong with the needed packages: I need libsoup to communicate ...
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AppIndicator vala library

I want to make an tasks indicator app for google apps in vala. But i can't seem to find the appindicator library i need to make this. I'm relatively new to vala but i can't find the vapi file, so I ...
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Vala compiler(valac) cannot find Lua package

The problem is very simple. The generated .c file has #include <lua.h>; valac -C --pkg lua luatest.vala which should be #include <lua52/lua.h>; I have found all lua headers in /usr/...
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Creating an icon for indicator applet in Vala

I'm writing a program that uses a panel indicator, and I want to use an icon I've created. I can package the application so it installs my icon in usr/share/icons but I can't get the icon to show up ...
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How to use accelerators in Gtk?

I need to make an application in Vala, using Gtk, that supports keyboard accelerators that can be changed by the user. First, I add an entry to the global Gtk.AccelMap and then set the accel_path ...
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How to use ArrayList in Vala using Anjuta as IDE?

I've been trying to use Anjuta to start using Vala. It was working well until I tried to use an ArrayList. The Gee library doesn't seem to work in Anjuta; it seems to be working when I compiled it ...
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Creating a Unity Lens: The name `Activation' does not exist in the context of `Unity'

I'm trying to create a Lens for Unity in 11.10 using vala. This is my daemon.vala: using Dee; using Gee; namespace PidginLens { public class Daemon : GLib.Object, Unity.Activation { ...
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How to compile a Unity scope? (Or: how to use libraries in Vala?)

I'm currently learning Vala, and after going through the basics I wanted to do an actual small project to make it more fun. For this, I thought creating a scope for Unity would be perfect (in this ...
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vtg-plugin dependencies not met

I am trying to compile the vtg-plugin from source however I am getting the error "vtg-dependencies not met" which complains about libpeas and gedit. The version of gedit it is asking for is 2.91.0, ...
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Duplicating gtk treeviews

how can I use views from .ui file many times? I load them this way var view_orig = builder.get_object("items_view") as Gtk.TreeView; var store_orig = builder.get_object("items_store") as Gtk....
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Wanting to start development for Ubuntu (and most Linux distributions in general), which is suitable? Python or Vala? [closed]

I'm a computer science graduate, and learned languages like C, C++, C# and Java. Though I have more experience with Java. I want to develop for Linux and I'd prefer to develop for GNOME, I'm confused ...
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Are Vala and desktopcouch ready?

I have started writting rss reader in Vala, but I don't know, what database system should I use, I cannot connect to couchdb and sqlite works fine, but I would like use couchdb because of ubuntu one. ...
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How can I get html code from the web with vala(gtk)?

How can I get a html code from some site(e.g. www.google.com) using vala(gtk)?
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Find projects that use a particular programming language in Launchpad?

On Launchpad.net, most projects list the programming language(s) their software uses: It would be useful if there was a way to get a list of all the projects that use "X" programming language, in my ...
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Will there be a Vala template for quickly?

Are there plans to develop a Vala template for Quickly? Would be interesting because I think, Vala will be the next gen programming language for Gnome.
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Which IDE should I use for Vala?

I think the title explains it already...