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Sponsor: Aleix Pol

KDiff3 is a diff and merge program that compares or merges two or three text input files or directories, shows the differences line by line and character by character (!), provides an automatic merge-facility and an integrated editor for comfortable solving of merge-conflicts, supports Unicode, UTF-8 and other codecs, autodetection via byte-order-mark "BOM" supports KIO on KDE (allows accessing ftp, sftp, fish, smb etc.), Printing of differences, Manual alignment of lines, Automatic merging of version control history ($Log$), and has an intuitive graphical user interface. Windows-Explorer integration Diff-Ext-for-KDiff3 - shell extension included in installer (originally by Sergey Zorin: see also Diff Ext) KDE-Konqueror/Dolphin service menu plugin Simplified integration with IBM-Rational-Clearcase for Windows (Details). Read what else is special in a short abstract (PDF).


Michael Reeves <[email protected]>

Manifesto Compliance Plan

Open Governance

Everyone is welcome to join.

Free Software




It's a widely used tool for merging matches.

Common Ownership

The project used to be developed by someone else who wouldn't oppose. We should try to get him on the next call.

End-User Focus

It's for patches users mainly.

Candidate ready

Status Description Notes
DONE Project description KDiff3
DONE Project team Michael Reeves mostly
DONE Manifesto compliance plan All looks good for now.


Status Description Notes
DONE Repository and code available (in playground) in kde:kdiff3
DONE Mailing list available Will be using [email protected]
DONE Website available We don't really have access to the previous website, it's not a priority for the project
DONE Active community Have an e-mail to kde-community and a blog post which should be on the planet.
DONE Manifesto compliance We don't see any conflicts nowadays.

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