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RE: TortoiseMerge / TortoiseIDiff am I missing something?

From: Lübbe Onken <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: 2007-06-13 11:44:22 CEST

Hi Simon,

You wrote:
>> 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.

Of course.
 
>> 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

I know, but long Captions tell me nothing at a glance, because they are -
well - long :) and the important information is hidden.
 
> 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.

Yes, that sounds great indeed. As an alternative I have thought about making
the diff pane caption a two-liner when the overlay mode is on. This way the
two URLs could be displayed on top of each other instead of side-by-side.

Cheers
- Lübbe

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