[Lazarus] fpcres now supports compilation of RC files

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[Lazarus] fpcres now supports compilation of RC files

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Hello together!

Thanks to the work of Martok the fpcres utility is now able to compile
RC files into RES files.

To compile an RC file to a RES file you need to pass the "-of res"
argument as otherwise the RC reader won't be used (it's a "catch all"
TResourceReader descendant and thus not registered by default). You can
specify include paths for the preprocessor using "--include <path>" and
defines can be declared using "-D sym" (including defines with values
using "-D sym=val").

The Free Pascal compiler is capable of using fpcres for resource
compilation as well, but due to bootstrapping issues that currently
needs to be enabled using a new option "-FF". Once a FPC release with a
fpcres supporting RC files is released we'll make that option the
default and deprecate windres/gorc (I currently plan to merge this into
3.2.1, thus 3.2.2 would support this and future 3.3.1 (and thus 3.4)
would then use fpcres by default).

Please test this with your applications and report your problems as this
is the biggest change regarding resource compilation since their

Compatibility note: due to build dependencies the FileInfo unit was
moved from fcl-base to fcl-extra, so please keep a look out for stale
PPU files.

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