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Bug 185717 - [69cat] No response on Diff To..
Summary: [69cat] No response on Diff To..
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: utilities
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Diff (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P4 normal (vote)
Assignee: Ondrej Vrabec
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-05-07 17:23 UTC by ulfzibis
Modified: 2014-06-05 12:15 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description ulfzibis 2010-05-07 17:23:22 UTC
[ BUILD # : 201005050200 ]
[ JDK VERSION : 1.6.* ]

- open from Favourites->
- select your custom from Project browser
- select Tools->Diff To..
- in "Files open in Editor" select and "Diff"
--> nothing happens

It seems, there is no diff possible on r/o files.
Please allow diffing of r/o files !!
Comment 1 Peter Pis 2010-05-10 07:15:32 UTC
Comment 2 Ondrej Vrabec 2010-05-13 08:48:49 UTC
You may select only existing files in the file chooser. The problem with is that it physically does not exist (the opened file in the editor is a virtual file).
Think of "Files open in Editor" as a shortcut in navigation in the file chooser, when you select the virtual file, there's no existing file to navigate to. The problem is that the file is actually displayed in "Files open in Editor".
We should either remove such files from the view or find some hack to force "opening" non-existent files with the chooser.

BTW, to achieve the demanded diff, select Tools > Diff from the popup on the virtual file and in the chooser select the existing file.
Comment 3 ulfzibis 2010-05-27 22:11:08 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> ... or find some hack to force
> "opening" non-existent files with the chooser.
That would be great, as I frequently use the sources from JDK's to compare.
Additionally I sometimes wished to edit zip-archived files and write them back.