Compare Plugin - Unable to turn off Synchronize Vertical Scrolling Version 7.6.6 with Compare V2



  • @Meta-Chuh ,

    Thanks for helping with embedding the images.

    @andrecool-68 ,

    Removed all plugins except ComparePlugin 3.0, and periodically Notepad ++ hangs.

    But it doesn’t crash like before, right?
    I’ll look into it, thanks.

    @Jeff-Miller ,

    Yes, unfortunately that’s the case with Compare 3. You need to select manually the sections you are focusing on. Disabling and re-enabling vertical scroll sync in Compare 3 is something that might not be that easy.

    Rewriting part of my previous post here to make images directly visible:


    Just FYI, the development compare (no matter if v3 RC or ComparePlus) is considerably slower than Compare v2 when comparing files with lots of replacement lines because it tries to “intelligently” find the changed lines (which brings more accuracy on the price of slower compare). As I said, the compare is perceived to be slower only in the case there are lots of replacements and lines that “look” similar.
    To get an idea, look at the following compare excerpt screenshots (first Compare v2, followed by ComparePlus):

    Compare v2

    ComparePlus

    As you can see from the images, Styler and Prefix mode sections are with changed order and ComparePlus tries to match the commands IDs as well (not yet perfect but at least better compare results than Compare v2).

    I’m still in the process of developing the smart change detection and I will try to make a good compromise between accuracy and compare speed.



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  • Hi @guy038 ,

    Thank you.

    I’m intrigued by the new option Highlight Diffs on Character Level ! What does this mean ?

    It shows the differences on character level instead of “word” level. It can help finding the exact character mismatch between two very similar words but it is particularly useful if you compare hex sequences.

    Look at the following example of compare results with Highlight Diffs on Character Level OFF and ON respectively:

    BR



  • Hi, @pnedev, and All,

    Indeed, your pictures are very explicative ;-)) It’s easy to see the benefit of that option, in some cases :

    • With this option OFF, it supposes that lines 5 to 7 are completely different, so that 3 lines were added in the hex 1.txt file and 3 lines were deleted in the hex 2.txt file

    • With that option ON, it supposes that lines 5 to 7 are rather identical and that only 2 single characters are different, in each line, between the two files

    Regards,

    guy038



  • Hello @pnedev,

    In your post, above :

    https://community.notepad-plus-plus.org/post/43047

    The x86 and x64 links to the two versions, of your future Comparev3.0 plugin, seem obsolete, by now !

    Did you do it, on purpose ?

    Just because I want to get the x64 version, … for my future Windows10 laptop ;-))

    Good developpment of your new build !

    Best Regards,

    guy038



  • Hi @guy038 ,

    No, it was not me. The AppVeyor has automatically deleted the binaries because a lot of time had passed (6 months is the builds life span AFAIR).
    But you can probably use the latest development version: x64 or x86.

    Oh, It is now called ComparePlus but I know that you know how to install it ;)

    Thank you and
    BR,
    Pavel





  • Hello, @pnedev and All,

    I’ve just downloaded your two versions and installed the x86 one ( for now !) Waoooouh ! Really promising ;-))

    BTW, I succeeded to find out the correct link, on GitHub, to your last Build 488 :

    https://ci.appveyor.com/project/pnedev/compare-plugin

    • Then, click, either, on :

      • Environment: PlatformToolset=v141; Configuration: Release Unicode; Platform: x64

      • Environment: PlatformToolset=v141; Configuration: Release Unicode; Platform: x86

    • Then, click on the Artifacts, on the far right

    • Finally, click on ComparePlus.dll to download it


    Now, if XXXX, below, represents the installation folder of the last portable release v7.8.4, with the ComparPlus plugin only installed, by the user, I get this view tree :

    XXXX
    	\
    	|-- autoCompletion (folder)
    	|                \
    	|                |-- Some ".xml" files
    	|
    	|
    	|-- localization (folder)
    	|              \
    	|              |-- Some ".xml" files
    	|
    	|
    	|-- plugins (folder)
    	|         \
    	|         |-- ComparePlus ( folder )
    	|         |             \
    	|         |             |-- ComparePlus.dll
    	|         |             |
    	|         |             |-- ComparePlus ( folder )
    	|         |                           \
    	|         |                           |-- git2.dll
    	|         |                           |
    	|         |                           |-- sqlite3.dll
    	|         |
    	|         |
    	|         |-- Config (folder)
    	|         |        \
    	|         |        |-- ComparePlus.ini
    	|         |        |
    	|         |        |-- Other ".ini" files
    	|         |        |
    	|         |        |-- nppPluginList.dll
    	|         |
    	|         |
    	|         |-- doc (folder)
    	|         |
    	|         |
    	|         |-- mineTools (folder)
    	|         |           \
    	|         |           |-- mineTools.dll
    	|         |
    	|         |
    	|         |-- NppConverter (folder)
    	|         |              \
    	|         |              |-- NppConverter.dll
    	|         |
    	|         |
    	|         |-- NppExport
    	|                     \
    	|                     |-- NppExport.dll
    	|          
    	|
    	|-- themes (folder)
    	|        \
    	|        |-- Some ".xml" files
    	|
    	|
    	|-- updater (folder)
    	|         \
    	|         |-- GUP.exe
    	|         |
    	|         |-- gup.xml
    	|         |
    	|         |-- libcurl.dll
    	|         |
    	|         |-- LICENSE
    	|         |
    	|         |-- README.md
    	|
    	|
    	|-- userDefineLangs ( folder )
    	|                 \
    	|                 |-- userDefinedLang-markdown.default.modern.xml
    	|
    	|
    	|-- doLocalConf.xml
    	|
    	|-- Notepad++.exe ( Last version 7.8.4 )
    	|
    	|-- SciLexer.dll
    	|
    	|-- Some ".txt" files and "change.log"
    	|
    	|-- Some ".xml" CONFIGURATION files
    

    Could you confirm @pnedev, that the sub-folder containing the git2.dll and sqlite3.dll librairies must be written ComparePlus, as well ?


    Now, regarding the new features, compared to ComparePlugin v2.0, it’s really impressive ;-))

    • The commands Compare Selections, Find Unique Lines and Find Unique Lines in Selections

    • The options Detect Diffs on Character Level, Shows Only Diffs (Hide Matches) and Show Only Compared Selections

    • The filters Ignore Empty Lines and Ignore Case

    • The settings Align all matching lines, Never colorize ignored lines, Move caret on navigation and Show "Close Files?" dialog on match

    • The highlighting settings Added Highlight and Removed Highlight

    Simply amazing ;-))


    BTW, @pnedev, in the final version, could you change the first setting as :

    • New file in right/bottom view

    • Old file in right/bottom view

    Best Regards,

    guy038



  • Hi @guy038 ,

    Could you confirm that the sub-folder containing the git2.dll and sqlite3.dll librairies must be written ComparePlus, as well ?

    Yes, that’s correct.

    Simply amazing

    Thank you.

    in the final version, could you change the first setting as …

    Sure, no problem.

    I hope to be able to release ComparePlus soon, it took much longer than I expected. But I’m really close now, just need to fix several issues.

    BR




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