[Slackbuilds-users] Grip update recommended -> latest version builds, installs and runs just fine
dave at dawoodfall.net
Sun Jun 26 23:30:50 UTC 2011
On (11:12 26/06/11), Nicolas Kovacs <info at microlinux.fr> put forth the proposition:
>The SBo repository currently holds a very ancient version of the
>excellent audio CD ripper Grip. Version 2.96 has no GNOME
>dependencies, but it's *very* old, it still relies on GTK1.
What does the new version do that older one doesn't?
>I just experimented a bit, and found that the latest (GTK2) version
>of Grip has indeed some GNOME dependencies (as well as id3lib), but
>it's only something like less than a dozen, and what's more
>important, they're all currently on offer on SBo. In fact the "only"
>explicit dependency is libgnomeui, but this package in itself relies
>on gnome-vfs, which in itself etc. you know the song with GNOME libs.
>Some quirks to build the application are still the same. The Makefile
>has to be patched so as to use the internal cdparanoia (while the
>builtin cdparanoia works equally well, so it's just a matter of
>personal taste). Aside from that, the application builds OK, the
>*.desktop entry is now fixed and doesn't have to be provided.
>I'm only posting this as a hint to the current package maintainer,
>since I don't want to appear as a maintenance usurpator. In my humble
>opinion, it's worth the while to upgrade the SlackBuild for Grip to
>the latest version. The application runs just fine here, and it has
>quite some more functionalities than the old version. These GTK1 apps
>all have this sort of North Korean look about them (except XMMS,
>which I still hold high in my esteem).
>Cheers from the hot South of France,
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