When comparing Kompare vs Sublimerge, the Slant community recommends Sublimerge for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux diff tools?” Sublimerge is ranked 5th while Kompare is ranked 9th.
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Pro Can create patch files
Kompare can create a patch file which lists the differences between two files. Patch files created this way are also compatible with the patch files created by the CLI diff utility.
Pro Supports comparing directories
Kompare can compare both files and directories.
Pro Configurable hotkeys
Because it's a KDE app, all the hotkeys are configurable
Pro Three-way diff allows easy merging of files
Pro Highlights intraline changes
i recommend Sublimerge
Pro Built-in support for Git, Subversion and Mercurial commands
Sublimerge automatically integrates with your version control history, and lets you compare between revisions, branches, remotes, and the staging area.
Pro Can compare to clipboard contents
Con It's NOT Open Source
You can't fix or, implement nothing. And when the developer abandons the project you will be left in the lurch.
Con It's not free
Nither as free price nor as free in freedom.
Con Cannot compare text within the same file
Sublimerge can only compare entire file diffs, but not two selections within a file. Comparing within files can be useful for example, by refactoring two similar functions to use a shared function. With Sublimerge, you need to copy the sections into two new temporary tabs and compare between the two. This can be cumbersome, as if you have another untitled file, you won't be able to know which one is which.