Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Feb 2010 13:23 UTC, submitted by kragil
Graphics, User Interfaces You may remember that back in November last year, I wrote about the lack of a decent Paint.NET-like application for Linux (or, more specifically, for Gtk+ distributions, since Qt has Krita). As it turns out, this compelled Novell employee Jonathan Pobst to code a Paint.NET clone in Gtk+ using Cairo. Version 0.1 is here, and it's remarkably advanced for something so young.
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RE[3]: valanator
by FooBarWidget on Tue 9th Feb 2010 23:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: valanator"
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No, Vala really has no runtime. It compiles directly to C, no bytecode, interpreters or whatever. It also has no standard library. The result only depends on GLib (they use GObject to implement the object model) and the C library (for obvious reasons).

Vala is very interesting but I wouldn't use it because it doesn't look mature enough. The website looks like it's incomplete, there doesn't seem to be much tool support, there doesn't seem to be much of a community around it and documentation is lacking.

Edited 2010-02-09 23:54 UTC

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