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#2616 Add option to enable plugins (disabled by default)

Branch_+_Trunk
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Usability (141)
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2008-07-21
2008-07-08
Kimmo Varis
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Current plugins' way of automatically running unpacking is way too fragile. It can cause very mysterious problems for users who have no idea there is some plugin involved and messing up their compare results.

See e.g. bugs:
#2008625 Files only partly compared (WinMerge 2.8.4.0 German Unicode)
#1997234 Incomplete comparison of Unix text files

This patch adds new option (to General options -page) for users to enable plugins when they need them. The option will be disabled by default. And users really need to enable the plugins if they want to use them.

This way we at least get rid of most of these surprising side-effects as most users don't need these plugins.

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  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2008-07-09

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    Committed to SVN trunk:
    Completed: At revision: 5583

    Leaving open for 2.10 branch commit.

     
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2008-07-09
    • labels: --> Usability
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  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2008-07-18

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    I submitted new related patch:
    #2021722 Add dialog listing available plugins
    http://winmerge.org/patch/2021722

    The patch moves enable/disable option to that new dialog.

     
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2008-07-20
    • status: open --> open-accepted
     
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2008-07-20

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    Added the plugins enabled option to config log in trunk:
    Completed: At revision: 5645

    I'll commit changes in this patch and the new list dialog in next days to 2.10 branch.

     
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2008-07-21
    • status: open-accepted --> closed-accepted
     
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2008-07-21

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    Committed to 2.10 branch:
    Completed: At revision: 5647

     

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