Package Details: dolphin-meld 23.08.3-1

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Package Base: dolphin-meld
Description: KDE File Manager, using Meld rather than Kompare
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Licenses: LGPL
Groups: kde-applications, kde-system
Conflicts: dolphin
Provides: dolphin
Submitter: andykluger
Maintainer: andykluger
Last Packager: andykluger
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2018-04-11 13:37 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-12-03 19:54 (UTC)

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andykluger commented on 2023-04-23 18:32 (UTC) (edited on 2023-04-24 20:39 (UTC) by andykluger)

The patch that has been working is now too outdated to apply, and I (or someone else) needs to remake it (EDIT: I updated it). I don't currently have a running arch system and have been updating this in a container, but now it'll be harder to test.

If anyone wants to take over maintenance, or co-maintain, or just comment with an updated patch, I would welcome the help.

malcolm commented on 2020-09-30 20:58 (UTC)

I personally recommend this

Thanks for the support andy

andykluger commented on 2020-09-30 18:38 (UTC)


looks like that context menu item is now provided by kompare itself:

/usr/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/kompare.desktop is owned by kompare 20.08.1-1

So I recommend:

  • either uninstall kompare or disable the Compare Files service in dolphin settings
  • either use the toolbar button or the appmenu item (via menu or plasma-hud or krunner-appmenu)

If a user-made meld service menu works well these days, please post a comment here to help others find it. I haven't tested the ones out there. The kompare-provided one looks easy enough to modify/fork, but you may want to replace it with two separate services — one for comparing 2 files and one for comparing 3 (see ).

andykluger commented on 2020-09-30 18:21 (UTC)

Note, while I figure out the fix: The toolbar button as well as the app menu item (Tools>Compare Files) still work and open meld, but the context menu item is using kompare until I push an updated patch.

malcolm commented on 2020-09-30 04:28 (UTC)

but with the kompare installed, the option appears. unfortunately it still opens on it and not on meld

malcolm commented on 2020-09-30 04:26 (UTC)

this option "Compare" is from a "Service" that I installed through dolphin itself.

malcolm commented on 2020-09-30 04:24 (UTC) (edited on 2020-09-30 04:25 (UTC) by malcolm)

Yes, I did that. I selected two files and looked in the options menu, but I did not find the option for meld.

Btw, I'm using the kde-unstable repository. Maybe that's it.

andykluger commented on 2020-09-29 18:01 (UTC) (edited on 2021-05-15 03:18 (UTC) by andykluger)


Where are you looking for it to be displayed? If you select two or three files, you can:

  • right click: EDIT: no, not this one

  • use the "Compare Files" toolbar button, if you have it on your toolbar

  • choose "Compare Files" from the Tools menu

  • use a HUD to type and match "Compare Files"