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Using sourcetree with an external diffviewer for labview

I've seen examples on how to set up tortoisegit with labview's lvcompare.exe, but I don't see anywhere I can do something similar on sourcetree/

For those that maybe aren't familiar, labview is a graphical programming language that doesn't work too well with traditional git viewers.

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Have a look at this solution from NI.

This makes sure that the output from the variables for $LOCAL, $REMOTE etc are changed over to the Absolute paths that are required for LV Merge and LV Compare.

I have been using this successfully.  Unfortunately its not always smooth, due to LabVIEW Compare wanting to load all subVIs in memory based on the location of the top level VI that is cloned off - thus the VIs can not be found where "expected".


Encouraging news from NI with NXG this won't be a problem.  The VI is going to XML base from binary (still not human readable) and Compare won't require loading the VIs on the block diagram, as we're just doing a visual compare.  Git will deal with the difference tracking more elegantly.

NowXG just needs to get up to speed...

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Aug 28, 2013

I'm assuming that you are trying to use an external diff tool with SourceTree? Have you seen this (

It looks like ithe link is broken and I can't find it by digging... but yes that is exactly what I am trying to do.

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