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Stragihtforward and you don't need to read tutorials to use it. Just click and select and you instantly see how the difference and merges are connected to eachother. 3 sub- windows, instead of 4, which reduces the mess during merge and let you see more of the surrounding files rather than just 5 lines. See More
Meld allows users to compare two or three different folders for differences. But if a user wants to 'zoom in' and compare files contained in these folders, Meld gives you the ability to do so and launch file comparisons between files contained in different folders or in the same folder. See More
Through the GNOME Translation project and the translators that have worked for it, Meld is available in multiple languages. You can check if your language is supported in the translation statistics page. If you can't find your language or if your language translation is unfinished and you want to help, you can do so by joining the GNOME Translation Project. See More
Meld supports the major version control systems (Git, Mercurial, Subversion and Bazaar). You can launch file comparisons between different versions to see what parts changed before commiting. Simple version control actions are also supported and possible. For example: commit/update/add/remove/delete files. See More
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4 sub-windows (when you really only need 3), a lot of different colors and even more confusing result-window. No links what has changed between versions and and the result. It clearly shows it's dated or rather outdated. Great if you ever need to do a command line merge, otherwise it sucks. See More
Beyond Compare does a better job at resolving merge conflicts than git itself - you can review everything. In daily practice, it turns out many git conflicts are super easy to resolve (or already resolved on load) by Beyond Compare, particularly when you're working on repositories where some people tend to rebase rather than merge. This saves you a lot of time when you want to sync with such rebased branches/mainline. It is also very helpful that conflicting diffs (next to diffs from baseline) are marked up as such and diffs can be toggled as 'conflicts' (red exclamation mark in left-side visual diff-zones overview-strip in BC: on/off). See More
Has different keyboard shortcuts to jump between (both up & down) merge conflicts and basic change edits (non-conflicting); together with 'take left side, take right side, take left, then right', etc. keyboard shortcuts, the git merge resolve process is 100% keyboard driven and faster than when you must move the mouse and/or swap between keyboard and mouse. The different shortcuts for conflict navigation vs. change navigation makes it very easy to go through a change set and see if you ultimately agree or disagree with the edits. See More
This is very useful in both 'git merge' activity and regular 'git commit' diff inspection (the combo of Beyond Compare and TortoiseGit results in a superb UX) to quickly inspect and decide on merge conflicts and applied changes/edits. 'Whitespace' isn't set in stone: you can configure Beyond Compare so that it can recognize various things as 'unimportant whitespace-like changes', e.g. leading spaces, trailing spaces, but also comments, etc. See More
Easy visible color coding of whitespace-only vs. real/important edits for faster change inspection and decision making
Often when you resolve conflicting merges, you'll find that you want/need to fiddle with the result a bit, do some hand tweaking in there. Beyond Compare is also a full-text editor, allowing you to apply such 'post fact' manual edits within the diff tool, resulting in a fast and powerful merge conflict resolution process. See More
So parts you don't want to see in your comparision can be hidden with ignore masks. Parts that are okay to be changed can be set with change-lists so beyond compare knows what's the replacement value and skips displaying this. So you can focus on the for you important changes. For example with the ignore mask I was able to compare two logs with different timestamps but nearly same content. (beginning with timestams the first x characters adding to ignore) See More
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