Package Base Details: bcompare

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Keywords: compare diff
Submitter: Musikolo
Maintainer: Musikolo
Last Packager: Musikolo
Votes: 86
Popularity: 0.032208
First Submitted: 2011-07-27 22:54
Last Updated: 2020-10-08 00:31

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Musikolo commented on 2018-10-30 04:28

Just found the way to make KDE Plasma 5 service menus working. It is required to enable File Manager Integration under Tools -> Options from Beyond Compare interface.


Musikolo commented on 2018-10-30 03:45

Updated to version 4.2.8. Integrated new KDE Plasma 5 dynamic service menus, although unfortunately it still does not work.


stonyboy commented on 2018-10-22 20:31

I have now reported the issue mentioned below to Scooter Software.

The problem is now on their todo list for an upcoming BC release. No ETA at the moment.

stonyboy commented on 2018-10-21 15:10

I have not been able to see the context menus in Thunar lately.

Looking at the installed Thunar extensions on my system, it looks like bcompare is the only one that tries to use the thunarx-2 interface, where all the other extensions are using thunarx-3.

I suspect that this is why there are no menus showing up. Has anybody else seen something similar?

Musikolo commented on 2018-09-16 01:51

@scooterchris, thanks for the heads up!

The bug is now solved.

Please, let me know if you have any further issues.

Thank you!

scooterchris commented on 2018-09-14 17:29

The 4.2.6 AUR doesn't install HTML help to the correct location so opening Help > Contents fails.

Help files on 64-bit Linux should be installed in /usr/lib64/beyondcompare/help/, but the AUR installs help in the folder /usr/share/doc/beyondcompare/, this causes Help > Contents to fail.

Help should be placed in the help subfolder of the executable's folder or there should be a symlink in that folder pointing to the help folder.

Workaround for 64-bit Arch: ln -s /usr/share/doc/beyondcompare/ /usr/lib64/beyondcompare/help

Musikolo commented on 2018-07-14 02:37

Updated to version


Musikolo commented on 2018-06-21 05:08

@rku, I've tried really hard to get a new bcompare-kde5 package ready. However, no matter what I do it doesn't work. I can see the service listed under Dolphin --> Control --> Configure Dolphin... --> Services, but when you right click one or more files, there is nothing in the service menus (Actions). I've tried everything single thing I've been thought about, and nothing worked.

The situation it's a bit strange: 1.- The desktop file is installed under /usr/share/kservices5 which matches the output of kf5-config --path services command. I've seen other services being installed under /usr/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus but this changes nothing. 2.- The binary plugin file is installed under /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins. However, the output of kf5-config --path qtplugins is /usr/lib/plugins/:/usr/lib/qt/plugins/plugins/ in my machine. None of these two directories exist. Nonetheless, I've noticed all KDE plugins I've got installed are located under /usr/lib/qt/plugins. No matter which location I use for the plugin, it doesn't work.

So, I've got the feeling that either the KDE5 BCompare service menu is buggy or KDE Arch Linux has something wrong in the plugin system (not very likely though).

If anybody has additional ideas, those would be more than welcome.

I'll let you know as soon as I get any update.

Thank you!

rku commented on 2018-06-20 06:59

Thank you for the update. This version introduced context menu option for plasma5 desktop. Could we get that in aur package as well?

Musikolo commented on 2018-06-20 02:40

Updated to version


@Konpai, thank you for your support! ;-)