View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing Val(a)IDE

November 5th, 2010, 04:55 PM

First, please excuse me as this is my first time using this forum and I am still quite new to Ubuntu. I'm currently using 10.10 after having upgraded, and I'm really enjoying it so far. I have become interested in the Vala programming language. I would very much like to try out Val(a)IDE but for the likes of me I can't seem to find out how to install it. I've searched for it using the Ubuntu Software Centre and can't find it. I have installed Vala without any issues but can't seem to get any IDE operational.

November 5th, 2010, 05:01 PM
open synaptic (system admin synaptic) and search for "vala", you'll see "valac" and its other libs


November 5th, 2010, 05:06 PM
Hi dino99,

Thanks for your reply. This truly must be the best community based support of any software! Perhaps I'm just being thick, but following your steps, I still don't see an option for Val(a)IDE. I see plenty of other Vala options (e.g. valac, libvala, Mono's vala plugin), most of which I have already installed, but I don't see Val(a)IDE. Am I doing something wrong?

November 5th, 2010, 05:16 PM
cant say much as i've never used Vala

what synaptic doc says about valac:
Vala is a new programming language that aims to bring modern programming
language features to GNOME developers without imposing any additional
runtime requirements and without using a different ABI compared to
applications and libraries written in C.

valac, the Vala compiler, is a self-hosting compiler that translates
Vala source code into C source and header files. It uses the GObject
type system to create classes and interfaces declared in the Vala
source code. This package also contains the vala-gen-introspect and
vapigen binaries that will automatically generate Vala bindings.

This package always depends on the currently supported version
of valac but doesn't have any content by itself.


November 5th, 2010, 05:28 PM
Okay thanks dino99. I've got Vala installed on my computer but am just looking for a good IDE for it under Ubuntu. It could be that I can't run Val(a)IDE under Ubuntu. I guess I'll just have to figure something else out :)