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Feel free to add your comments and ideas.
 
Feel free to add your comments and ideas.
  
* Please also have a look at the "AnyEdit tools" plugin: http://andrei.gmxhome.de/anyedit/index.html
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* Please also have a look at the "AnyEdit tools" plugin: http://andrei.gmxhome.de/anyedit/index.html <br/>It also adds several enhancement to the selection of to be compared artifacts (like clipboard, opened editor...), so maybe you can benefit from the ideas or work over there.
It also adds several enhancement to the selection of to be compared artifacts (like clipboard, opened editor...), so maybe you can benefit from the ideas or work over there.
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Revision as of 13:39, 15 May 2008

Abstract

The goal of this project is to provide a more flexible and user-friendly way to compare files inside the Eclipse environment. Currently, the Eclipse's "Compare With" feature has a few problems:

  • There is no easy way to compare files located outside the workspace with ones located inside (see bug 73923 for details).
  • To compare two or three files in the current workspace the user has to select them (using a ctrl-click) and choose the "Compare With"->"Each Other" option from a pop-up menu.

Both these issues can be solved by providing an UI element (possibly a dialog or a view) to which user can add two or three files and than invoke a compare editor from it.

This project is part of 2008 Google Summer of Code.

Participants:

  • Student: Aleksandra Woźniak
  • Mentor: Tomasz Zarna

Features

Must have

  • adding files for comparison by drag'n'dropping them from the Package Manager
  • adding files for comparison by "Open Resource"/"Open Type" dialogs
  • adding files for comparison by "Open file" dialog (for choosing files located outside the current workspace)

Should have

  • invoking folder compares from the dialog

Nice to have

  • invoking a compare editor by drag'n'dropping one file to another in the Package Manager

Community proposals

Feel free to add your comments and ideas.

  • Please also have a look at the "AnyEdit tools" plugin: http://andrei.gmxhome.de/anyedit/index.html
    It also adds several enhancement to the selection of to be compared artifacts (like clipboard, opened editor...), so maybe you can benefit from the ideas or work over there.