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Bug#920810: ITP: imediff -- interactive full screen 2/3-way merge tool




Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Osamu Aoki <osamu@xxxxxxxxxx>


* Package name    : imediff
  Version         : 2.0
  Upstream Author : Osamu Aoki <osamu@xxxxxxxxxx>
* URL             : https://github.com/osamuaoki/imediff
* License         : GPL 2+
  Programming Lang: Python3, shell
  Description     : interactive full screen 2/3-way merge tool
    The imediff command helps you to merge 2 slightly different files with an
    optional base file interactively using the in-place alternating display of
    the changed content on a single-pane full screen terminal user interface.
    .
    The advantage of this user interface is the minimal movement of the line of
    sight for the user.  Other great tools such as vimdiff, xxdiff, meld and
    kdiff3 require you to look at different points of display to find the exact
    position of changes.  This makes imediff the most stress-free tool.
    .
    Other great tools for merge such as "diff3 -m ..." and "git merge ..."
    operate only on the difference by line.  So even for the non-overlapping
    changes, they yield the merge conflict if changes happen on the same line.
    .
    The automatic merge logic of the imediff command operates not only on the
    difference by line but on the difference by character.  This is another
    great feature of the imediff command. So for the non-overlapping changes, it
    always yields the clean merge.
    .
    This comes with git-ime script which helps you to split squished git commit
    using imediff and with a support script to use imediff as the backend of
    git-mergetool.


  Old upstream: 2003-2004 Jarno Elonen <elonen@xxxxxx> in python2
  New upstream: 2015-2018 Osamu Aoki <osamu@xxxxxxxxxx> in python3

The old upstream agreed to handover maintenance to me.
This prompted osamu to port code to python3 etc. and
changed its name from imediff2 to imediff since it now supports
diff3.

This ITP is for uploading the new version 2.0 series (imediff).

Osamu