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Re: TortoiseMerge / TortoiseIDiff am I missing something?

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-06-13 11:22:17 CEST

On 13/06/07, Lübbe Onken <l.onken@rac.de> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
>
> I just played around with the latest nightly IDiff and I noticed the
> following things when the overlay mode is enabled:
>
> Possible bugs:
> 1) The toggle button does not work for me. It only switches to one extreme
> and stays there.
> 2) The toggle button is only drawn when the image information is turned on.
> 3) There is no alpha slider visible. Was it dropped some time ago?
> 4) Below the toggle button and left of the info box is a rectangle which
> doesn't get repainted.
> 5) Using the arrow keys I can get to 0%,50%,100% transparency. No
> intermediate values. Is this correct?
>
> Possible enhancements:
> 1) In overlay mode, the image URLs are added to the info box which makes it
> rather large. It covers ~25% of the Idiff window and is mostly blank. I
> suggest to drop the URL from the info box.

Sounds reasonable if the URL is visible in hint somewhere else.

> 2) Second suggestion. Convert the infobox(es) to hint boxes and display them
> if the mouse cursor hovers over the diff pane caption bar which contains the
> image URLs. Do this no matter if image information is turned on or not.

OK too. But you must have info for both panes displayed at the same
time. Comparing info is as important as comparing images.

> 3) Display only file name and revision in the diff pane caption instead of
> the full URL. The important part of the information is at the right end,
> where it hidden from the eye. If the Image info including full URL becomes a
> hint text, the information is still available.

The filename is not always the most important.
http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/.../trunk/.../TortoiseMerge.png
http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/.../tags/1.4.99/.../TortoiseMerge.png

A neat solution might be to reuse the inline diff logic in TMerge to
display only the sections that differ, plus the filename, and have the
rest as ellipsis. But I'm sure there would be a lot of edge cases that
fall through.

> 4) I have the same thought about the TortoiseMerge diff captions and the
> application caption. Even if the app is maximized you see only two long
> URLs, but file names and Revisions are hidden. This way the taskbar icon
> doesn't tell me what I'm diffing.

Simon

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