|02-16-2009, 03:57 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Vala on the DR1000
I've been experimenting with Vala on the DR1000 and thought it might be of interest to other developers looking for a language other than C on the DR1000.
Vala is a C#-esque language designed around the GObject system which underlies GTK+ and many other gnome libraries, so is quite suitable for use on the DR1000. It also compiles down to C, so there's minimal performance impact and adding bindings to other C libraries is mostly trivial.
The stuff I've written is very bare-bones at the moment, but sufficient to write simple GTK apps and use the DR1000 popup menu. The little demo app I wrote displays a list of ipkgs installed on the device (the output of opkg list_installed). If there's enough interest I may add wrappers for the other iRex libraries (the scribble and metadata ones seem most interesting).
The process to get it up and running is still a little complicated mostly because vala is relatively new, but the steps are as follows:
Prereqs: Working iRex SDK, GTK dev libs (on the host) & Glade 3 (for UI)
|02-17-2009, 02:47 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Device: iRex DR1000
It would be useful to extend this app to install ipks by clicking an ipk file. It would be a package manager for DR1000.
|04-02-2011, 10:50 AM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Here or there
Device: iRex iLiad, iRex DR800S, K4NT. Now a Kobo Aura and a Aura One.
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