I’ve been developing a Gtk app using Vala and Builder (3.40.0) for about three months now and today I thought I’d try creating a console application. So I went through the various steps telling Builder the name of the app, where it’ll be created on disk, what kind of app to build, etc. and I ended up with a console project containing the concise, 5 line (minus comments) main.vala source file that’s supposed to print “hello world” once it is built and run. The only problem is that it won’t build. If I attempt to compile/build the app, the following single line is output and nothing else happens:
meson /home/bwblock/Desktop/hello . --prefix /home/bwblock/.var/app/org.gnome.Builder/cache/gnome-builder/install/hello/host
What could I be doing wrong? I can compile/build Gtk apps with no problem at all but a simple console app won’t even build.
BTW, great job done on both Builder and Vala. I’m really enjoying using both these tools.