CVS / VCS internal diff viewer

We're using IDEA's CVS integration.
For the Local VCS there is a nice visual diff tool,
however when using CVS diff the output goes to the CVS
console window.

How can we use the same VCS diff viewer for CVS?
Thank you.

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How can we use the same VCS diff viewer for CVS?


CVS and LCVS diff use the same viewer -> it should have started
automatically.

Look for errors in the idea.log?


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the only thing that shows up in idea.log when i do
a CVS diff is

2003-04-02 14:02:29,186 INFO - lij.localVcs.impl.LocalVcsImpl - enter: save(repositorySize=256)
2003-04-02 14:02:29,217 INFO - lij.localVcs.impl.LocalVcsImpl - enter: save(repositorySize=10980)

Does anyone know of a way to expicitly call the IDEA
diff viewer as an external diff viewer

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daniel wrote:

We're using IDEA's CVS integration.
For the Local VCS there is a nice visual diff tool,
however when using CVS diff the output goes to the CVS
console window.


Do you have any cvs diff format options specified in the .cvsrc file in
your home directory? IDEA can only handle the default diff output format.

Ciao,
Gordon

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What kind of diff view (file content or directory content) did you mean?

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We're using IDEA's CVS integration.
For the Local VCS there is a nice visual diff tool,
however when using CVS diff the output goes to the CVS
console window.

>

How can we use the same VCS diff viewer for CVS?
Thank you.



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I was referring to file content diff. And, I should have posted this originally:
- winxp
- idea 3.0.1 build 688
- cvs client version 1.11.5
- connecting via pserver

(there is no .cvsrc file)

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I just installed 3.0.3 build 698 and the problem(?) is the same. Diff output goes to the cvs console window.

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daniel wrote:

I just installed 3.0.3 build 698 and the problem(?) is the same. Diff output goes to the cvs console window.


Are you using the WinCVS cvs.exe or the Cygwin cvs.exe? I have a
suspicion that it may not work with the Cygwin cvs.exe.

Ciao,
Gordon

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Gordon Tyler (Software Developer)
Quest Software <http://java.quest.com/>
260 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4L5, Canada
Voice: 416-643-4846 | Fax: 416-594-1919

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The two versions of cvs that I tried are

Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.11.5 (client)
Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.11 (client)

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the problem was that the text files were
checked in as -kb (binary)

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