• ANNOUNCE: DJGPP port of WavPack 5.5.0 uploaded.

    From [via djgpp-announce@delorie.com]" <@21:1/5 to All on Sat Dec 31 18:08:38 2022
    This is a port of WavPack 5.5.0 to MSDOS/DJGPP.

    WavPack is a completely open audio compression format providing lossless, high-quality lossy, and a unique hybrid compression mode. For version 5.0.0, several new file formats and lossless DSD audio compression were added,
    making WavPack a universal audio archiving solution.

    WavPack is licensed under the BSD Software License; see
    for details.

    DJGPP specific changes.

    - To build the associated command-line programs it is necessary to
    install the current DJGPP port of iconv:
    The command-line programs are not part of this port and their building
    is not supported.
    If you realy want them, go into the 0build directory, delete all files
    stored there and configure the sources from scratch like this:
    ..\djgpp\config.bat ./.. apps
    then build the library and the binaries by runing the Make program.

    - The reading/writing stream is switched into O_BINARY mode. If the
    stream is connected to stdin/stdout/TTY, then Ctrl-C and Ctrl-Break
    are re-enabled so the user can interrupt the program.

    - Apart from those changes there are no other user visible ones. Only
    some small changes have been done to get the library configured and

    - The testsuite of WavPack requires a working port of pthreads and thus
    it is not supported. The port can only by tested by using it.

    - To configure and compile this port at least the following version of
    Bash and Make are required:
    No previous versions will work nor are supported. Any future version
    should work.

    - The port has been configured and compiled on WinXP SP3, Win98SE and
    MSDOS 6.22 with DOSLFN v0.41f. There is no guarantee that this may
    be possible with any other DOS-like OS. Due to the use of long file
    names it will not be possible to configure and compile without LFN
    support. The port has been compiled using gcc346 and bnu2351b.

    As usual, all djgpp specific files (diffs, README files, etc.) are stored
    in the "djgpp" directory. The sources have been configured to be build
    in the "0build" directory. If for some reason it does not work for you,
    delete its contents and configure from scratch again.

    Please read the docs to become familiar with this product.

    Here is an extract of the NEWS file showing the user visible changes
    from the last port (WavPack 0.0.0) to this one:


    This is the first port. Read the documentation.


    The port consists of the usual three packages that have been produced using
    djdev20X (CVS repository code) and can be downloaded from ftp.delorie.com
    and mirrors as (time stamp 2022-10-22):

    WavPack 5.5.0 headers, library and man format documentation:

    WavPack 5.5.0 html and pdf format documentation:

    WavPack 5.5.0 source:

    Send WavPack specific bug reports to
    Send suggestions and bug reports concerning the DJGPP port
    to comp.os.msdos.djgpp or <djgpp@delorie.com>.


    Guerrero, Juan Manuel <juan.guerrero@gmx.de>

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