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Merge Professional is the visual file comparison (diff), merging and
folder synchronization application from Araxis. Use it to compare and
merge source code, web pages, XML and other text files with native
application performance. Directly open and compare the text from
Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), OpenDocument, PDF and RTF files.
Compare images and binary files. Synchronize folders. Perform code
reviews and audits. Work with folder hierarchies containing thousands
of files. Merge integrates with many SCM (version control) systems and
other applications.
For legal and publishing professionals: instantly identify every
change between different contract or manuscript drafts. Directly open
and compare the text from Microsoft Office (Word and Excel),
OpenDocument, PDF and RTF files. Copy text from other applications
(such as Microsoft Word) and paste it directly into a text comparison
For software engineers and web developers: compare, understand and
combine different source file versions. Work quickly and accurately,
whether you are comparing individual files or reconciling entire
branches of source code. Use three-way comparison to integrate changes
made by you, and those made by a colleague, with a common ancestor
version. Synchronize a website with its staging area via ftp using the
supplied ftp plugin.
For release and quality control managers: compare different source
code branches to give total confidence that you know and understand
every change made to every file for a specific release. Compare
product releases to be certain that only the expected files have been
modified. Create an html or xml report of changes for audit purposes.
For code reviewers and auditors: identify in context every change
made between two or three source code hierarchies. Create a standalone
html or xml report of your findings. Add bookmarks and comments to a
file or folder comparison, then save it as a single-file archive for
emailing to other team members for review.
Other users: Whether you are working with multiple revisions of text
files or need to keep multiple folder hierarchies in sync (for
example, between a desktop and laptop machine), Merge could help save
time and reduce errors by helping you to work quickly and accurately.
File comparison and merging
Merge enables you to compare and work with different revisions of
text files, such as program source code, xml and html files. Merge can
extract and compare the text from Microsoft Office, OpenDocument, PDF
and RTF files. XML files can be shown with special formatting, helping
you to see changes more clearly. It supports files with ascii, mbcs
and Unicode character encodings. A colour-coded side-by-side
comparison makes it easy to pinpoint at a glance similarities and
differences between files. Linking lines are drawn between the
documents showing clearly how they are related.
Point-and-click merging lets you choose the parts of each file that
you would like to add to a final merged version by simply clicking
buttons. The in-place editor with unlimited undo enables complete
control over the merged file as you create it. The file comparison
display dynamically updates as the merge progresses.
Merge shows detailed highlights of changes within lines. It can be
configured to ignore differences in whitespace and line endings, as
well as changes in lines matching specified regular expressions. The
latter is useful for ignoring unimportant changes such as timestamps
or expanded version control keywords.
Binary and image file comparison
Merge doesn�t just compare text files. Use image comparison to
compare various types of image file and instantly see which pixels
have been modified. Binary comparison enables you to identify
differences in data files at a byte level.
Three-way comparison and automatic merging
Merge Professional adds advanced three-way visual file comparison
and merging to the Standard Edition�s two-way visual file comparison
and merging. This is particularly useful when more than one person is
working on the same set of files.
Automatic Merging enables swift reconciliation of even the largest
files. Three-way file comparisons can be launched directly from a
three-way folder comparison, allowing efficient integration of entire
branches of source code.
Integrated folder hierarchy comparison and synchronization
Merge supports folder hierarchy comparison and synchronization,
enabling you to compare and merge entire directory trees. This is
ideal for detecting changes in different versions of source code or
web pages. You can even use the efficient byte-by-byte comparison
option to verify the contents of recordable cds or usb thumbsticks.
The Professional Edition of Merge supports three-way folder
comparison, enabling two revisions of a folder hierarchy to be merged
with their common ancestor or some other folder hierarchy. This can be
especially useful when used in conjunction with a source code control
or software configuration management system.
Direct access to FTP sites and configuration management systems
An ftp plugin gives Merge file and folder comparisons direct access
to files located on an ftp server. It is therefore possible to use a
folder comparison to synchronize a local copy of a website�s content
with the main site itself, provided the main site is running an ftp
Merge plugins for Perforce, Subversion and Visual SourceSafe are
also provided. These give Merge read-only access to files and folders
located in Perforce depots, Subversion repositories and Visual
SourceSafe databases. Therefore, for example, a Merge folder
comparison can be used to compare a Perforce client workspace against
the depot. Alternatively, different branches (or the same branch at
different points in time) within a depot can be compared directly. A
similar plugin for AllChange is available from Intasoft.
Report generation
File comparison reports (examples: two-way, three-way) can be
created in html, html slideshow, xml or unix diff format. html reports
are particularly useful for archiving and distribution. Folder
comparison reports (examples: two-way, three-way) can be created in
html or xml format. A folder comparison report can, optionally,
include file comparison reports for some or all of the files involved
in the folder comparison. Thus it is possible to generate a report
that is a complete record of all the differences in all of the files
involved in a folder comparison. This is especially useful in code
review and code audit situations, particularly as reports can be
generated directly for files and folders in configuration management
systems for which there is a Merge plugin.
Print support, Automation and other advanced features
Other features include the ability to print a hard copy of file and
folder comparisons, and to customize the behaviour and appearance of
the application, including fonts, colours, whether the display is
split horizontally or vertically, and more.
A full Automation api and Command-Line Interface are included,
allowing close integration with other applications (such as source
code control and software configuration management systems) or your
Comprehensive online documentation is supplied with the product and
is also available from the Araxis website. Context-sensitive help is
provided for every menu item, dialog and dialog control.
Compatibility and System Requirements
At the time of writing, Araxis tests and supports Merge on the
following platforms:
� Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
� Windows Vista SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
� Windows XP Professional SP3 (32-bit)
� Windows Server 2008 SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
The following platform is also supported and expected to work, but
not extensively tested:
� Windows Server 2003 SP2 (requires the MSXML 6 update from
Microsoft to be installed)