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Re: Comparing 2 (or 3) directories: problems with file selector dialog (

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Comparing 2 (or 3) directories: problems with file selector dialog (Carbon port)
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 16:36:21 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> This is from a user. He selects "Compare directories" by mouse (in  the
> ediff menu), which causes a file selection dialog to appear in  the Carbon
> port (since the last input was a non-keyboard event).
> Unfortunately, it looks like directory selection is not enabled for
> this dialog.
> I verified this with a recent version.

Is this Mac-specific?  I can't reproduce this on GNU/Linux with GTK.
Dired-compare-directories uses read-directory-name, so perhaps
read-directory-name doesn't work on Mac.

> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Olivier Marti <address@hidden>
>> Date: 23 May 2006 16:56:39 BDT
>> To: address@hidden
>> Subject: [Aquamacs-bugs] Comparing 2 (or 3) directory is impossible.
>> Enter your bug report here.
>> I've tried to compare two directories. Aquamacs open the dialog  window
>> of the Finder to open a file. It is possible to select a  file, but not
>> a directory ! The workaround is to select a file in  each
>> directory. Which is not a very elegant method ..
>> Best regards (and bravo for Aquamacs !!)
>> Olivier
>> In GNU Emacs (powerpc-apple-darwin7.9.0)
>>  of 2006-04-10 on rodrigues.inf.ed.ac.uk - Aquamacs Distribution  0.9.9c
>> X server distributor `Apple Computers', version 10.3.9
>> configured using `configure '--without-x' '--prefix=/usr/local''

Juri Linkov

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