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Re: Re: Feature request: enable use of WinMerge from "show log" on a selected folder

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2012 13:27:26 +0200

On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 1:22 PM, Markus Humm <markus.humm_at_de.ebmpapst.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> your answer is not satisfactory for me, sorry!
> In other cases you can use WinMerge fine. Comparing two revisions from the log obviously works and as developer I can guess how you do it: by downloading both file contents from SVN to some temporal storage and feeding those to WinMerge.
> So why can't this be done with the complete folder's contents in the case of comparing a revision on the server with the local working copy? Only the amount of files to download is bigger, but that can be migitated by making the use of the selected 3rd party diff tool optional in this specific case. If not turned on the old logic would still be used.

Seriously? Downloading whole folder contents from the repository just
to do a diff?
Of course, it's possible. You can implement this yourself if you like.
But if you implement this, your code changes will only go into the
TSVN repository if you provide your full name and address and phone
number: that's required for all the svn server admins to know where to
find and kill you.

If you want to use WinMerge, why don't you open an issue in their
issue tracker to implement applying a patch file?
Oh, I forgot: that issue's already there and has been for more than
ten years now. That's the whole reason I started TortoiseMerge because
I got tired of waiting for WinMerge to implement this...


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