Installing Meld on FC5 was simple:
$ sudo yum install meld
yum installs a launcher under
Applications/Programming. I now use Meld frequently, so I added the Meld launcher to the panel.
When you run Meld, it comes up empty. I wish it would start up with the content it held when I last exited.
That's a minor nit, though, considering how much better Meld is than xxdiff, the tool I used to use for visual diff. Pointing Meld to a subversion-controlled directory is easy enough.
I use the Flatten Modified view, and Meld shows me only the files that I have changed.
The Compare button delivers the visual diff. In this example, I have added a line, changed a line, and deleted some lines:
The final treat is that Meld lets me perform some basic version control. Here, I commit my changes:
I wish Meld would let me invoke other version control commands, such as
svn log, but it doesn't. All in all, though, Meld exceeded my expectations as a visual diff tool.