Sunday, April 5, 2009

MergeTester released

For the thesis I wrote MergeTester, a simple utility that implements the merging algorithm from chapter 5. Although not a practical program, it does demonstrate how the program works and allows the user to test it on folders of versions in any format. It builds up a variant graph of the versions and prints them out one arc at a time. From the printout the user could manually reconstruct the graph or part of it.

The advantage of the program lies in the fact that the way it works is not obscured by any other code and it does not depend on 3rd party libraries. Any comments and reports of bugs found will be gratefully received!

At the moment I am incorporating it into nmerge, which will also be released shortly. Nmerge can convert a variant graph into an MVD, so the merging algorithm will then become practical.

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