WinMerge Source Code
Source code for the WinMerge program, its plugins, filters, setup program, and various utilities are all kept in various subfolders listed below.
Changelog file is in
Docs/Users/ChangeLog.txt and it logs user-visible
or otherwise significant changes.
Both user and developer documentation, in different subfolders. Can be browsed by opening
Source code to the WinMerge program itself.
Source code and binaries for WinMerge runtime plugin dlls & scripts
WinMerge file filters which are shipped with the distribution.
Source code for the Merge7z dlls, which connect WinMerge with 7-Zip Also this folder is required to compile
WinMergeU.exe. There is also standalone installer for Merge7z dlls.
This folder contains several libraries whose sources come from outside WinMerge project. They are stored here for convenience for building and possible needed small changes for WinMerge. Libraries include XML parser and regular expression parser.
Installer for WinMerge.
Various utilities used by WinMerge developers; see readme files in each.
Windows Shell (Explorer) integration. Adds menuitems to Explorer context menu for comparing files and folders.
A suite of test diff files and a script to run them and report the results. This folder also has
Google Testsubfolder containing unit tests made with Google Test Framework.
This folder gets created by compiler when WinMerge is compiled. It contains compiled executables, libraries, user manual etc.
This folder gets created by compiler when WinMerge is compiled. It contains temporary files created during the compilation and can be safely removed.