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


To get this conversation back on topic, I'm experimenting with developing
Gtk apps in Go (http://golang.org). Once I have that "mastered", it
shouldn't be too hard to make Granite apps given that Granite compiles to
C. And Go is probably only a little slower than Vala but a lot more user
friendly (the barrier to entry is a LOT lower, simpler design, better
tooling, bigger community, etc). If you're interested in experimenting with
me, let me know.

On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 3:54 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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