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Re: Other languages? (Was Re: Congratulations Luna developers!)


In my opinion blessing other languages will create fragmentation. Developers from one application won't be able to help other applications because of the different language. We have a lot of examples, pantheon-files is one of them but also external libraries that doesn't really fit.

On Aug 21, 2013, at 10:54 PM, Jakob Eriksson <jakob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 2013-08-21 22:35, Kurt Smolderen wrote:
>> look at the code. As Vala is currently missing a decent IDE (such as
>> Eclipse,...) and debugging isn't as easy due to the fact the code is
>> translated into C, its often very difficult to analyse the flow of a
>> program. Available tests might help this initial contributors with
> And when will it be "blessed" to create Elementary apps in another
> language than Vala? If Elementary would "open up" to other languages,
> we could REALLY see increased productivity and more contributors.
> IMHO Objective C, C++ and maybe even Java via GCJ would be the obvious
> candidates.
> --jakob
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