[wingide-users] Feature request: Allow integrated version control to launch external diff tool

Wingware Support support at wingware.com
Fri Aug 6 07:36:06 MDT 2010

Russell Warren wrote:
> Rather than looking at simple diff outputs in the version control 
> toolbox (svn for me), it would be much better if we could simply 
> specify which diff tool to launch instead.  I use and like the svn 
> integration a lot, but always end up jumping out of Wing to a svn 
> client to do actual diffs (and other actions, but diffs are by far the 
> most frequent).
> My preferred flow would be:
>    1. View project status in toolbox
>    2. Double click on file I see as different and have it launch my
>       diff tool
> Which means my 2nd feature request is to be able to change the default 
> double-click action from "goto source" to "diff".
> For configuring the diff tool to Popen, a simple string would be 
> great, like:
> /usr/bin/meld %1 %2
> or
> c:\Program Files\KDiff3\kdiff3.exe %base %mine --L1 Base --L2 Mine

I'm working on related functionality and will try to add this in one of 
the 4.0 betas.

Thanks for the suggestion,


Stephan Deibel
Wingware | Python IDE
Advancing Software Development


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