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Enhancement request: Diffing properties

From: Sven Brueggemann <SBrueggemann_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2006-07-16 21:08:27 CEST

Hello,

currently it's sometimes hard to find out if properties
where changed and to diff properties before and after the
change.

In the "Check for modifications" dialog, a double click
starts an instance of the diff tool for the content and for
each property changed (better than nothing, but many
instances can be quite confusing - especially when you
can't set windows titles in your diff tool).

For committed changes, I didn't find any means to diff
properties.

I'd like diffing of content and properties to be available
whereever it makes sense (e.g. "Check for Modifications",
lower pane of "Log Messages", "Changed Files",...) and
would like to propose a GUI that (I think) is consistent
and intuitive.

Starting point for diffing is usually a file entry in a
list of changed paths:

Double-Click: Diff content if content is changed, otherwise
diff properties (so if both are changed, diff content).

Context Menu: Offer seperate menu entries for diffing content
and properties.

When diffing properties: If multiple properties where changed,
let the user select which one to diff. This "Changed Properties"
dialog could contain old value/new values colums for textual
properties.

Is that possible and does it make sense this way?

Kind regards

Sven

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