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WinMerge 2.14.0 (stable) released

WinMerge is a Windows tool for visual difference display and merging, for both
files and directories. Unicode support. Flexible syntax coloring editor. Windows
Shell integration. Regexp filtering. Side-by-side line diff and highlights diffs
inside lines.

Notable new items in the 2.14.0 stable release:

  • Update PCRE to version 8.10
  • Update SCEW to version 1.1.2
  • Improve startup time (#2788142)
  • Add menuitems for selecting automatic or manual prediffing
  • Add accelerator keys for Shell context menu
  • Add /xq command line switch for closing WinMerge after identical files and not showing message
  • Allow setting codepage from command line
  • Allow giving encoding name as custom codepage
  • Add options GUI for quick compare limit
  • Expand/collapse folders from keyboard
  • Improve detecting XML files in file compare
  • Lots of language updates

  • Bugfix: Shell extension uses unquoted program path

  • Bugfix: Compare by size always checked file times too
  • Bugfix: Crash when pasting from clipboard
  • Bugfix: Keeps verifing path even turned off in options
  • Bugfix: "+" and "-" from the number block don't work in the editor
  • Bugfix: Date format did not respect Regional Settings
  • Bugfix: WinMerge contained a vulnerability in handling project files (http://www.zeroscience.mk/mk/vulnerabilities/ZSL-2011-4997.php)
  • Bugfix: WinMerge was vulnerable to DLL hijacking as described in Microsoft Security Advisory (2269637)

  • Installer: Drop Windows 9x/ME/NT4 support and use Microsoft runtime libraries installer

  • Installer: Remove Uninstall shortcut from start menu folder
  • Installer: Don't install quick launch icon for Windows 7

The new version can be downloaded from:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/winmerge/files/stable/2.14.0/

NOTE: 7-zip plugin installer is downloadable from:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/winmerge/files/7-zip-plugin/

Regards
Christian List

Posted by Christian List 2013-02-03