Clutter GObject bindings

Artur Skawina art.08.09 at
Sun Jan 29 11:38:07 PST 2012

On 01/29/12 17:27, Artur Skawina wrote:
> On 01/28/12 17:08, Artur Skawina wrote:
>> On 01/28/12 03:02, Sparse Push wrote:
>>> What is the best way to generate GObject bindings?
>>> I ask this because I would like to use Clutter
>>> ( in my D program and I don't think it has D
>>> bindings already.
>> >From the website, :
>>> [...]
>>> Developed in C, with language bindings for Perl, Python, C#, C++, Vala and Ruby. Clutter also generates introspection data during build, for dynamic language binding using the GObject introspection API. Learn more about GObject introspection...
>> so, in theory, it should be possible to use girtod to create the bindings.
>> In practice, it will likely require tweaks for some data types and errors
>> in the introspection files (for GTK, this took me way more time than writing
>> the xml parser and code generator; maybe much of the work is already done so
>> this will be less painful). Also, right now, girtod does not handle certain
>> things (eg gobject interfaces). so if clutter is using them, support will have
>> to be added (it wasn't immediately obvious to me how to expose the parts
>> of the API that i haven't used myself; once i figure that out, adding the 
>> support will be easy, as most of the work is already done).
> Started to look at this myself, but had to handle all the deps first, that took
> some time. As a side effect the gtk bindings improved.
> girtod can now generate bindings for Cogl. Not even compile tested yet, but
> should already give an idea how the thing will look like. If somebody familiar
> with Cogl would check it out and see if exposing the API this way makes sense,
> that would be great.
> I'll try to get clutter done first, and will fill in the missing cogl/gl pieces
> then.

Done. Does the resulting clutter API look usable?

None of the new modules were tested - i still need code samples to port and time to fix any bugs.


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