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Windows 7 - WinMerge works

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:18 pm
by kimmov
Due to one bug already reported about WinMerge and Windows 7 I ended up trying WinMerge in Windows 7. I installed Windows 7 64-bit to a virtual machine. And installed WinMerge 2.11.2 beta release.

Then I did few simple folder and file compares. Didn't see anything fundamentally broken.

I also did check that Shell Integration menu items were enabled for normal folders and files. Could select folders and files using shell integration. but those special folders like 'Pictures' and 'Videos' didn't have WinMerge menu items.

So after this very quick testing it seems WinMerge works pretty well and is usable in Windows 7. There are some things (like those special folders) we need to look at later. But nothing that would need quick fixing.

If others have (different) experiences with WinMerge and Windows 7 please submit them here so we can start preparing for full Windows 7 support.