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RE: [TSVN] Official request... Directory Diff

From: <Bill.Hughes_at_cgi-europe.com>
Date: 2005-03-14 10:56:28 CET

Toby Johnson wrote:
> Bill.Hughes@xx.xx wrote:
>> Anyone know some good tutorial etc for gcc on windows?
> Are you talking about hacking on Kdiff3 for Windows? It can't
> currently be done with gcc, since Kdiff3 uses Trolltech's Qt toolkit,
> which is GPL
> on Linux but commercial only on Windows.
> This will change with Qt 4 but I think that product is still a while
> away.
Hacking on a number of projects, in particular I want to compile the
Hessling editor (THE) as the dev has gone a bit quiet. It's a very good
clone of the IBM mainframe Xedit editor and I use it all the time.
There's a few bugfixes and easy changes I'd like to make, but I can't get it
to compile.
Then I'd start looking at kdiff3, winmerge + tmerge and see what strikes me
- for my purposes most of the time TMerge is too focused on version control
- doing exactly what it's supposed to, but I more often need a more general
purpose tool. Things like comparing program output, looking for similar bits
of code in programs etc - sort of code archaeology in a way.
Anyhow I'd be amazed if my problems compiling wasn't my lack of knowledge. I
tend to assume I'm the problem until I'm confident with the tools - and it's
still quite likely.
I'd prefer to use gcc, because I have it installed (and cygwin), I could use
the VC++ toolkit but I haven't managed to download the SDK through our
firewall yet.

> You can also compile it on Windows using cygwin but it will then
> be missing some of the Windows features like drag-and-drop.
I've never used the d'n'd features, I normally use 'send to' on at least one
of the files. I suppose it might come in handy one day.

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