2.8.0 is a new WinMerge stable release which is recommended and replaces earlier 2.6.x versions.
Compared to the 2.6.x releases, there are many improvements beneficial to the usage of WinMerge. Some areas of improvement include: Improved UTF-8 file detection and opening of binary files. Another significant improvement is the new localization system. This simplifies the translation process of WinMerge.
For me it's the first time that I was able to install a version of WinMerge with Wine. I run the WinMerge installer with wine, there was no .wine folder. The installer worked flawlessly. Winmerge then started without problems and I was able to check the differences between two files from my Ubuntu home folder without problems. There were no graphical clitches and other obvious problems. Copying text to the clipboard via Ctrl-C leads to a popup of a message: "Failed to load lilbrary! Continue anyway?". By pressing ok one can resume and the text is also available in the clipboard. In the terminal the messages "err:module:import_dll Library MSVBVM60.DLL not found" are shown. But this is no showstopper.
What does not
No problems so far.
What was not tested
WinMerge has a lot of features and I tested only the basic functions.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 20 2008||1.0-rc1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Werner|