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WinMerge 2.16.38 Release Notes

January 2024

About This Release

This is a WinMerge 2.16.38 stable release.
This release replaces earlier WinMerge stable releases as a recommended release.

Please submit bug reports to our bug-tracker.

What Is New in 2.16.38

File compare

  • BugFix: Fixed an issue where changing the BOM in the right pane in the
    Codepage dialog was not reflected.
  • Update C++ syntax highlighting keyword list. (PR #2166)

Webpage compare

  • During comparison, the status bar now displays "Comparing...".
  • Add Location Pane (PR#2160)

Folder compare

  • Modify the "Display Columns" dialog. (PR#2154)


  • BugFix: Fixed the issue where the following string containing double
    quotes is not interpreted correctly when specified to the /unpacker
    command line argument.

    /unpacker "Replace ""a"" ""b"""


  • Translation updates:
    • Brazilian (PR#2151,#2178)
    • Chinese Simplified (PR#2153,#2183)
    • Corsican (PR#2180)
    • Hungarian (PR#2156,#2157,#2158)
    • Japanese
    • Korean (PR#2152)
    • Lithuanian (PR#2155,#2177)
    • Portuguese (PR#2185)

What Is New in 2.16.37 Beta

File compare

  • BugFix: Fixed an issue where the scroll position when clicking on Location
    View may not be as expected when Wrap Lines is enabled.
  • BugFix: Can't click and change file line endings with the version 2.16.36.
  • BugFix: Unable to locate CR using \r in regular expression search
  • Added new C# keywords (PR#2136)

Folder compare

  • BugFix: Empty files are not copied (#2146)

Binary compare

  • BugFix: Could not replace data at the end of the file

Image compare

  • BugFix: Fixed an issue where the file name was not displayed in the header
    even after saving a newly created pane with a name.

Webpage compare

  • BugFix: Fixed an issue where the message box "Another application has updated
    file ... since WinMerge scanned it last time" is displayed when comparing
    URLs that are file://.
  • Improved synchronize events (WinMerge/winwebdiff#4)


Known issues

  • Suggestion to make the result of image comparison more reliable (#1391)
  • Crashes when comparing large files (#325)
  • Very slow to compare significantly different directories (#322)
  • Vertical scrollbar breaks after pasting text (#296)

What's Changed

New Contributors

Full Changelog: v2.16.36...v2.16.38