Hacking on gnome-class continues apace!
Philippe updated our dependencies.
Martin improved our conversion from
snake_case for code generation.
Daniel added initial support for GObject properties. This is not finished yet, but the initial parser and code generation is done.
Antoni has been working on a tricky problem. GTK+ structs that have
bitfields do not get reconstructed correctly from the
GObject Introspection information — Rust does not handle C
bitfields yet. This has two implications.
First, we lose some of the original struct fields in the generated
bindings. Second, the sizes of the generated structs are not the
same as the original C structs, so
complains that one is trying to register an invalid class.
Yesterday we got as far as reading the amd64 and ARM ABI manuals to see what the hell C compilers are supposed to do for laying out structs with bitfields. Most likely, we will have a temporary fix in gir's code generator so that it generates structs with the same layout as the C ones, with padding in place of the space for bitfields. Later we can remove this when rustc gets support for C bitfields.
I've been working on support for GObject interfaces. The basic parsing is done; I'm about to refactor the code generation so I can reuse the parts that fill vtables from classes.
Yesterday we went to the Madrid Rust Meetup, a regular meeting of rustaceans here. Martin talked about WebRender; I talked about refactoring C to port it to Rust, and then Alex talked about Rust's plans for 2018. Fun times.