[Slackbuilds-users] Some thoughts about WinFF: source vs. binary

Niki Kovacs info at microlinux.fr
Thu Apr 16 22:36:10 UTC 2015


I'm using WinFF for some multimedia stuff. It's a nifty little program 
written in Free Pascal, used for video conversion.

Currently, WinFF 1.5.3 is running on my main workhorse PC. I've written 
a SlackBuild from scratch, to build it from source, which is relatively 
easy, the more so since fpc, fpc-source and lazarus (build dependencies) 
are all on SBo.

Curiously enough, SBo only sports a binary-only SlackBuild for a 
severely outdated version, built from .deb packages.

I don't know if the author has abandoned WinFF, but if everybody's OK 
with it, I'd like to jump in and submit my own SlackBuild for it, since 
it builds the application from source. By the way, fpc-* and lazarus are 
only build dependencies. Only runtime dependency is ffmpeg, for obvious 
reasons, since WinFF is a frontend for it.


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