Last modified: 2011-06-19 17:11:27 UTC
Over the years there have been a few bugs and enhancement tickets regarding the diff utility we use at Wikimedia.
Opening this bug as a general tracker / reminder for this.
From BugTriage (Third Week of 2011-06):
> Looking for someone to improve the native diff thing?
> Brion: Do not implement as a gadget only -- if to be done, should be done in core. If done in JS, do as a module loaded via RL.
What does gnu diff3 have to do with the wikidiff extension?
diff3 is used as an internal helper tool for resolving edit conflicts; its output is either a complete merged edit (gets saved to the wiki as a new revision) or the simple report that automatic merging could not be completed, requiring the user to manually resolve the conflict.
wikidiff and wikidiff2 are C++ PHP extensions implementing 2-level paragraph-based and word-based text diff algorithm and HTML table formatting, used to produce output for the wiki's diff view UI, and compatible with the PHP implementation in MediaWiki.
[[de:User:PerfektesChaos]] asked me to leave a comment here.
Please have a look at his wikidiff2 improvements:
He pleased about comments.
Huh? The bug title doesn't say what is the bug or feature. Please change it.
(In reply to comment #3)
> [[de:User:PerfektesChaos]] asked me to leave a comment here.
> Please have a look at his wikidiff2 improvements:
Each of these suggestions should be filed as individual bugs if they aren't already (some of them look like they might already be filed).
PS: GNU diff3 is unrelated as that comment also points out.