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Aug 31, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments - bug compare contentMergeViewer eclipse enhancement java page preference preferencepage

Eclipse #201116 contentMergeViewers discarded

I filled Bug 201116 – Compare will silently discard additional contentMergeViewers associated with the same file extension a couple of days ago. As Szymon Brandys says eclipse should allow the user to switch between the differente merge viewer available for a given extension. He proposes two solutions:

1) Having a mechanishm inside the compare view to do the switch 2) or having a preference page to do the same

I feel more inclined towards the second solution, as I’m used to change the defautl editor for .xml, etc though the preference page General -> Editors -> File Associations. Having a similar preference page would fit me. I’m trying to figure out how to integrate a preference page to org.eclipse.compare and send it back to eclipse.org to include it in the next release.

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