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ADiffView_2.0.lha
Description:Graphical ASCII file compare/diff viewer
Developer:Uwe Rosner
Readme:
ADiffView compares two ASCII text files and displays the differences
in a window.

System requirement is an Amiga with a 68020 or higher CPU and at
least AmigaOS3.0

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* This new release 2.0 needs at least a 68020 CPU. *
* It will crash when started from a 68000 Amiga. *
* For 68000 users the v1.2 binary from January 2020 is provided. *
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The diff engine uses a custom implementation of the Myers diff
algorithm, optimized for non-recursive processing, as described on
Matthias Hertel's website www.mathertel.de. See the file
LICENSE-3RD-PARTY for more information.


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CHANGES
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2.0 (27.07.2021)
- Added new color icon in AmigaOS3.2 style - many thanks to Mason!
- Rendering: Added tabulator support, defaults to 8 spaces for each tab.
Can be configured with the (ToolType / CLI) argument TABSIZE.
- Navigation: Added a text search function.
- Navigation: Added more commands to navigate between diff blocks.
- Layout: Improved the progress window layout.
- Behavior: Removed the (ToolType / CLI) argument ASKONWORKBENCH.
An AppIcon is used instead but only available when ADiffView is
started from the Workbench. Double clicking on the AppIcon brings
ADiffView to front. When files are dropped on the AppIcon, their
names are inserted into the open files window on an empty file name
gadget. The AppIcon can be disabled with the ToolType NOAPPICON.
- Performance: Improved the reading of input files. Now each file is
read as a whole and no unnecessary string copying is done anymore.
- Development: Widely changed the internal application structure.
Now using C++ exceptions and some basic STL - cleaner code and more
coding fun for me. But this comes at a cost. The binary size increased
from about 70k to 190k even before new features were implemented.
The use of exceptions also drops MC68000 compatibility, so at least
a 68020 CPU is needed now.

1.2 (01.01.2020)
- Fixed a bug introduced in version 1.1 which produced Enforcer hits in
progress window.
- Fixed problem in text rendering where some lines were displayed
intermeshed.
- The Line numbers of the source files are now displayed in diff result.
- Added the (ToolType / CLI) argument NOLINENUMBERS to turn of the
display of the line numbers.

1.1 (22.12.2019)
- Now using the Myers diff algorithm for better results.
- File select window: When a file was selected with the file request,
the request for the other file opens in the same directory.
- File select window: Keyboard shortcuts are now working.
- File select window: Added a feature to swap left and right file.
- File select window: Added support for Drag'n drop. If the program
runs on Workbench you can drag the files to compare into that window.
- Diff result window: Added a feature to navigate to next / previous
difference.
- Now OS3.0+ memory pools are used. Speeds up the freeing of memory.
There's a noticeable speed improvement on exit after big files have
been compared.

1.0.1 (13.03.2019)
- Fixed a bug which caused a crash when comparing long files
- Fixed a minor problem in the about window where the title was always
inherited by the parent window.
- Added some more info into the manual chapter about ADiffView and
Directory Opus

1.0.0 (21.02.2019)
- Initial version


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DEVELOPMENT
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Development was done on an Amiga with StormC4 in C++/gcc mode and also
in Linux with Visual Studio Code. Unit tests for the diff engine were
done in Linux with QtCreator and the BOOST framework.

Starting with version 1.1 the build of the release binary is done with
gcc 6.5 on Linux using this toolchain: https://github.com/bebbo/amiga-gcc

Upload Date:Jul 28 2021
Category:Text/Compare
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