Well spank my butt - I would have never guessed. I have been using Beyond Compare since about version 1 on Windoze. I have performed some real think out of the box miracles with it. A few years back I was in the process of answering a question on Linuxquestions.org and BC sounded like the right tool. I decided to see if it would run under Wine. I went to download an evaluation copy and found that it had been ported to Linux. I immediately procured a Linux license. I have my CentOS machines hooked to the scootersoftware repo. I had no idea that the source code would be in the AUR repo. Wow!
I downloaded and built BC as instructed. pamac installed all of the building packages. Amazing, I have built from tarballs before and it is always a chore the first time to get all the building tools in place. VERY impressive!
Thank you all for the information. I have BC running on my Manjaro Mate virtual machine. I just need to locate and install my license key.
p.s. Feeling froggy I decided to try building gnome-commander. pamac found a bunch of building tools, installed them, pulled down the source and started the build. It barfed on
configure: error: gnome-vfs >= 2.0.0 not found
I sort of expected that as gnome-vfs is rather obsolete and the maintainer has been investigating its replacement. Now I have a bunch of unneeded packages installed which I guess I might want to clean up. pamac is 1 for2. Still impressive and I will have to see what else I can find to built/install.