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KMerge is dead !.

This program was developed for KDE 1 and was never ported to KDE2, KDE3 or KDE4! However, KDE 3 features another program, Kompare, that is far more beautiful and features part of what KMerge could do.

If you are looking for a good diff/merge program, you can look at the following:

  • KDiff3 (windows and KDE versions)
  • WinMerge (windows only)
  • kompare, redistributed with KDE


Kmerge is an utility to handle diffing and merging of files or directories. It also deals with CVS conflicts and will perhaps handle other type of conflicts (diff3, patch).

Kmerge is distributed under the Gnu GPL and requires Qt 1.44 and [ KDE 1] and Gnu diff.

The current version is 0.4 and it supports file diffing and merging, directory diffing and merging, cvs conflicts handling at file or directory level. KMerge is now usable and the next step before release will be mainly gui enhancing and port to KDE 2.


  • file diffing
  • file merging
  • directory diffing
  • directory merging
  • customized diff options
  • file pattern exclusion
  • cvs conflicts handling




A lot of programs today have many version developped at the same time and by many users. Developpers often need to synchronise everything. Although I found a lot of programs and IDE doing files and directories diffing, the only thing I could find to do interactive merging and patching was sdiff and the e-diff mode of emacs. The first is VERY primitive (although sufficicent for simple file merging) and the second is quite good but reserved to emacs-user (and I use vim).

So I decided to start kmerge. That was a good opportunity to learn KDE and Qt. I was inspired by kdiff, sdiff, the e-diff mode of emacs, mdiff, my Needs and my Imagination.


No more releases planned.

Version 0.4: 08 september 2000


  • Directory merging, CVS conflicts handling at the DIR level

Download: kmerge-0.4.tar.bz2 (141 kbytes)

Version 0.3: 09 july 2000


  • CVS conflict handling

Download: kmerge-0.3.tar.bz2 (124 kbytes)

Version 0.2: 15 may 2000


  • Simple file merging

Download: kmerge-0.2.tar.bz2 (121 kbytes)

Version 0.1: 15 september 1999


  • Simple file diffing

Download: kmerge-0.1.tar.bz2 (158 kbytes)


Well, any feedback of any kind is welcome: bug reports, features request, ideas, suggestions, remarks, anything that makes me think that someone used kmerge is good.

Email me at: phil at freehackers dot org

Other softwares done by Philippe Fremy

  • LuaUnit: A unit-testing framework for the Lua language
  • Klotski: a mind-breaking game
  • Indent Finder: analyse source code indentation to set your editor automatically
  • PyTiCroque: a software to help playing at