DIFF-FUNCTION in TEMPLATE UPDATE PROCESS

Target/Main goal:

  • integration of the diff-functionality in the template update process (during an installation of a template update package procedure)

Reason/Background:

  • during the template update procedure, informations about differences between already existing and new installed templates might be very useful (to identify possible problems much more faster and easier)
  • actually, this has to be done manually by comparing manually created text-files containing the template revisions
  • a GUI-based comparison logic is already available in FirstSpirit R2/R4 (via the version history dialog: see screenshot below) - but not yet integrated in the template update process

    version_history.jpg
3 Comments
mfinsterbusch
Elite Observer

Then a diff / merging feature should also be included into the sync update process as well. 😉

cheers,

maik

anh_nguyen
I'm new here

What is the current status of this feature request?

Is there a possibility that this feature will be considered in the next (few) release(s)?

kohlbrecher
e-Spirit employee

Hello Holger,

in FirstSpirit version 5.1. the FirstSpirit External Synchronization functionality was introduced. This is not exactly the implementation of your feature request but within the combination of a version control system it is possible to the diffs of the templates and all the other advantages of a VCS.

For detailed information please have a look at the External Synchronization documentation.

Best regards

Jan