This is the user's manual for xxdiff, version 2.0.3. The official location of xxdiff on the internet is http://xxdiff.sourceforge.net. If you're reading this page from the web, note that you can also access this document from the Help menu of xxdiff.
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xxdiff is a graphical file and directories comparison and merge tool. This program is an essential software development tool that can be used to
xxdiff doesn't itself compute the differences between files, it just displays them graphically (the rationale behind this is that you can use different tools to compute the actual diffs (for example using Rational ClearCase's cleardiff, which gives more sensible results than GNU diff in certain cases), there is a relatively standard format for difference output (POSIX diff), so it is easy and efficient to parse diff output from different programs, under the UNIX dataflow paradigm, it is common for graphical tools to be built on top of text tools. There are already many good tools to perform diffs, so there's no need to rewrite them.
xxdiff [OPTIONS] <file1> <file2> [<file3>]
You can specify either two files (two-way diff), three files (three-way diff), or two directories (directory diff).
You can also specify a mix of regular files and directories. If at least one of the paths specified on the cmdline is a regular file, all other paths that are directories will have the basename of the regular filename appended to them. For example, if you specify:
xxdiff dir1/bn1 dir2/bn2 dir3xxdiff will be run on dir1/bn1, dir2/bn2, and dir3/bn1.
xxdiff can accept one of its inputs from stdin. You must replace the relevant filename by '-' (a dash) to instruct xxdiff to use stdin for that file, e.g.
cat file2 | sort | xxdiff file1 - file3
If all the file paths are directories, a directory diff is invoked. Note that xxdiff doesn't do three-way directory diffs.
Note that the last few options are provided compatible with common GNU diff options that the user might want to use, as a mere convenience. Note also that xxdiff options are a superset of the original xdiff options, so that xxdiff is compatible with old SGI scripts that use xdiff. xxdiff options follow the GNU conventions for command-line options.
Using xxdiff as a short-lived application
xxdiff has not been designed with the intent of being used over multiple sets of files over the course of one execution---that is, it has been built around the idea that you would execute it once over a single set of inputs, use it, then exit, rather than to open new files again using the `file' menu features without exiting. The `file' menu features are provided as a convenience, to allow one to occasionally replace one of the files during an execution. That is the reason why you can't open xxdiff with just one file. It is just not useful that way.
This section describes general features and operation of xxdiff.
The text area
xxdiff shows up with two or three text regions that display the text of the files to compare, with color-coded blocks that indicate regions of text (lines) that have changes (specific sections contain a list and descriptions on what types of change can appear). Each of these regions of text is called a "hunk" in diff terminology (for more about this, see the GNU diff manual). The text area can be scrolled vertically and horizontally, when necessary.
Corresponding regions of text are aligned between the files. Since changed regions do not necessarily contains the same number of lines, empty alignment lines are appended to the shorter regions in order to keep the corresponding lines aligned (this is a simple way of solving the alignment problem; an alternate solution would have been to implement a smart type of scrolling with lines indicating correspondance of regions between them).
All the colors can be individually configured using the display options dialog or resources. The display dialog contains a legend of all the colors. Note that the default colors for different regions are often set to be the same to other types of lines when it is not necessary to dissociate them, to avoid visual clutter. You could however, customize every region to be of a different color, for example, perhaps you would want to have the dummy lines drawn of a special color to indicate that they are not really part of the text.
In the text area, there is a cursor that in indicates the current line of text being worked on. This cursor can be optionally hidden.
Each of the diff hunks is normally displayed in one color, but if horizontal diffs is enabled, for each line, xxdiff find the smallest differing part of the line that differs and displays that in a different, highlighted color. This allows the user to more quickly visualize exactly what has changed between the two lines of text. No need to mention, this is highly addictive and is now enabled by default.
When computing horizontal diffs, whitespace can be optionally ignored.
xxdiff supports a subset of the emacs bindings, as well as support for most of the standard keys found on AT keyboards (PgUp, PgDown, arrow keys, Home, End).
Default bindings include:
Using the third mouse button in the text area brings a popup menu that contains cursor-sensitive commands, as well as the common commands to navigate between hunks.
You can search the text by bringing up the search dialog. Type your search query and press enter, which will apply the search and display diamond shaped match locations in the overview area. You can then navigate the search results using Ctrl-F and Ctrl-B. Searching will occur in all files simultaneously. You have to reapply the search to search for something else.
You can also move the cursor and display to a particular line from the search dialog.
Carriage returns (CR) characters in DOS files can be hidden in the text area.
Tabs by default are rendered aligned at each 8 characters, but can be set to any value by changing the tab width option.
The display options can be fully customized by bringing up the options dialog with the "Display -> Display Options..." menu item. From that dialog you can also customize the colors and fonts.
Redoing the diffs
If a file has changed while xxdiff is up, and there is need to recompute the diffs, invoke the "redo diff" command from the edit menu. The arguments used with the surrogate diff command can be changed by using the dialog provided by the "diff arguments" command. One can also replace a loaded file with a different one by using the "open" commands from the "file" menu.
Other UI elements
The following other UI elements can be optionally hidden or displayed from the Windows menu or Display menu (use the resource file to display or hide them on startup):
Comparing two files
When invoking xxdiff with two files, we normally think of an old and a new file, where
xxdiff old newThe default colors used here are symmetrical, so invoking the files in a different order will result in regions being assigned the same colors.
Types of hunks
The following hunk types can appear when comparing two files:
You can ignore trailing blanks, whitespace, or case for two-way diffs. See GNU diff(1) manual for information these features. xxdiff provides menu items to access these diff options. Those items simply add or remove switches to the diff program command-line and call the diff program again to regenerate the diffs.
Switches for GNU diff algorithm quality are also provided in the UI as a convenience.
Comparing three files
When invoking xxdiff with three files, we think of an ancestor file, a "mine" file, which the current user has been working on, and a "yours" file which someone else has merged in the main tree. They are normally specified in the following order:
xxdiff mine older yoursThe default colors used here are symmetrical, so invoking the files in a different order will result in regions being assigned the same colors.
Types of hunks
The following hunk types can appear when comparing two files:
Ignoring one file
In three-way mode, it can be useful to temporarily ignore one of the three files to concentrate on the differences between the other two. This feature is available from the Display menu and is performed by simply remapping colors at display time and doesn't require xxdiff to recompute the differences. The ignored file will be displayed as grayed out.
Comparing two directories
When invoking xxdiff with two directories, we normally think of an old and a new directory, where
xxdiff olddir newdirThe default colors used here are symmetrical, so invoking the files in a different order will result in regions being assigned the same colors.
Types of hunks
The following hunk types can appear when comparing two directories:
The directories can be compared recursively, in which case no directories will be shown. You can activate this from the command-line or from the ui.
You can also instruct xxdiff not to display the files that haved changed, just the insertions and deletions.
In directory diffs mode, you can invoke an xxdiff on the pair of files or directories under the line cursor. This allows you to start xxdiff on a pair of directories, and then to examine the pairs of files that have changed, all from that directory diff. That functionality is available from the popup menu in the text area (right-click).
You can also copy and remove files from that menu, see merging section for details.
Merging files and resolving conflicts
Merging files is the process of manually resolving conflicts when two files cannot be merged automatically. This is a common problem when doing parallel software development where multiple developers could be working on the same files.
Most of the merging can be handled automatically, because if the changes were applied to fairly independent parts of the files, most of the changes will be insertions or deletions. However, when overlapping changes occur, no automatic decision can be taken.
xxdiff can be used to resolve conflicts by letting the user "select" which side of a diff hunk should be killed and what side should be kept. The user can take this decision on a line-by-line basis, and can decide to keep both sides as well, in any order. xxdiff then allows the user to save the resulting file.
Selecting a diff hunk can be carried out by clicking on it. The colors update to display which side is selected for output. You can select individual lines with the second button. There are three types of selection that you can carry out:
If you want to select more than one side, you have to invoke the split-swap-join command (default is on 'S' key), which will split the current diff hunk if it's a Diff hunk so you can select the pieces you want from both sides. Further invocations of this command will cause swapping the regions, looping through all the different ordering possibilities, and finally joining the regions again (preserving selections where it is possible).
Saving the resulting file
The resulting file can be save under one of the input filenames, or under a new filename (from the File menu). If some regions are left unselected, the save dialog will have some widgets that allows you to decide how you want to save the unselected hunks:
There is a customization flag that lets you specify that xxdiff should warn you when trying to save with some regions unselected. It will bring the cursor to the first remaining unselected region and ask for confirmation. This can be used to insure that the user has made all the required decisions before saving and that no text will be forgotten.
You could also decide to save only the selected regions, from the File menu. This can be useful for making comments when reviewing merges.
Rapid, sequential merge conflict resolution
Some people like to merge files within a guided process, where the visual diff program asks for a merge decision for each conflictual hunk one-by-one and then asks for a filename to use for saving the merged output. For example, that is how ClearCase's xcleardiff works when querying the user to resolve conflicts.
There are a set of commands under the Region menu that allows one to rapidly take decisions on merge conflicts. These commands perform a selection and then automatically move the cursor to the next unselected region. If there are no more unselected regions, the save dialog is brought up automatically.
By default, xxdiff doesn't perform any selections. You can instruct xxdiff to perform selection of the non-conflictual regions automatically. This can be specified from the command-line or from the Global menu.
Selecting is disable in directory diffs mode, where the concept of "saving" a directory does not really make sense. However, you can apply changes to a directory from xxdiff, such as copying and removing files under the line cursor. This can be invoked from the popup menu in the text area.
During selection or before saving the selected regions into the result file, you might want to visualize what it would look like with the current selections. You can display the "merged view" for this purpose, an dedicated window showing the merge output, that updates interactively as you make selections.
This view will scroll to match the main display. Unselected regions are shown in this view with oblique lines ("in construction" style), and merge decisions are slightly highlighted as well. This output allows you to review the merge decisions before commiting the file to output.
Merge review features
One of the most important uses of xxdiff is to assist the merge review process, where one developer visualizes the file changes of another and approves or rejects those changes, making comments along the way.
For this purpose, xxdiff puts selected text in the clipboard text buffer when you select it. Thus, the merge cop can select a region, and paste the results in a neighboring editor window.
These snippets of code will typically be interspersed with comments. xxdiff can be format the line contents before they are copied to the clipboard, to make them distinct from the merge comments. This can be enabled using the "format clipboard text" option. The clipboard format is a string that contains format specifiers similar to printf. The following specifiers are allowed:
Also note that clicking on the filename labels will put the filenames in the clipboard for similar cut-n-paste action. This can be useful when reviewing ClearCase revision files, which often have very long p-names.
There has been a conscious decision NOT to develop xxdiff into a fully-featured editing program. Sometimes it could be handy to be able to edit a few lines of a difficult conflict. However, that is a task best left to your own favorite editing program. Saving with merge conflicts will allow you to resolve those few remaining conflicts by hand.
However, a few commands have been provided under the File menu to spawn an editor on the input files. You can then redo the diff after your input file has changed.
Customization using resource file
Much of the state of xxdiff can be customized through a resource file (actually, some of the features can only be changed through resource customization). By default, xxdiff looks for the file .xxdiffrc located in the user's home directory (this file location can be overriden by setting the environment variable XXDIFFRC), and reads that file for resource definition.
The format of the resource file is a fairly simple list of colon-separated resource name/value pairs, one per line:
resourceName: "value"Any text after "#" on a line is considered a comment and ignored.
Some resources may require string delimiters (double-quotes) around their value specification, but not all (see below).
You can also specify additional resources on the command-line, which take precendence over the resources specified in the resource file. To get a complete list of the available resources, use the --list-resources command-line option (see options section).
Trick: you can use different resources files by invoking xxdiff like this in most shells:
XXDIFFRC=myrcfile xxdiff file1 file2
Automatic generation of the resource file
You can generate a resource file containing only the differences from the defaults from the "Help -> Generate init file" menu command. This can be used to "save" the current customizable options.
This section contains a reference of the all the currently supported customizable resources in this version of xxdiff.
Preferred geometry upon initialization. Format is the same a X geometry specification, plus you can also use `Maximize' to maximize on startup
Accelerators for most functionality. The name of the accelerator should be explicit enough that you can find which function it is bound to.Accel.Exit: "<key>" Accel.OpenLeft: "<key>" Accel.OpenMiddle: "<key>" Accel.OpenRight: "<key>" Accel.SaveAsLeft: "<key>" Accel.SaveAsMiddle: "<key>" Accel.SaveAsRight: "<key>" Accel.SaveAs: "<key>" Accel.SaveSelectedOnly: "<key>" Accel.EditLeft: "<key>" Accel.EditMiddle: "<key>" Accel.EditRight: "<key>" Accel.Search: "<key>" Accel.SearchForward: "<key>" Accel.SearchBackward: "<key>" Accel.ScrollDown: "<key>" Accel.ScrollUp: "<key>" Accel.CursorDown: "<key>" Accel.CursorUp: "<key>" Accel.CursorTop: "<key>" Accel.CursorBottom: "<key>" Accel.RedoDiff: "<key>" Accel.EditDiffOptions: "<key>" Accel.EditDisplayOptions: "<key>" Accel.DiffFilesAtCursor: "<key>" Accel.CopyFileRightToLeft: "<key>" Accel.CopyFileLeftToRight: "<key>" Accel.RemoveFileLeft: "<key>" Accel.RemoveFileRight: "<key>" Accel.NextDifference: "<key>" Accel.PreviousDifference: "<key>" Accel.NextUnselected: "<key>" Accel.PreviousUnselected: "<key>" Accel.SelectGlobalLeft: "<key>" Accel.SelectGlobalMiddle: "<key>" Accel.SelectGlobalRight: "<key>" Accel.SelectGlobalNeither: "<key>" Accel.SelectGlobalUnselect: "<key>" Accel.SelectGlobalUnselectedLeft: "<key>" Accel.SelectGlobalUnselectedMiddle: "<key>" Accel.SelectGlobalUnselectedRight: "<key>" Accel.SelectGlobalUnselectedNeither: "<key>" Accel.SelectGlobalMerge: "<key>" Accel.SelectRegionLeft: "<key>" Accel.SelectRegionMiddle: "<key>" Accel.SelectRegionRight: "<key>" Accel.SelectRegionNeither: "<key>" Accel.SelectRegionUnselect: "<key>" Accel.SelectRegionLeftAndNext: "<key>" Accel.SelectRegionMiddleAndNext: "<key>" Accel.SelectRegionRightAndNext: "<key>" Accel.SelectRegionNeitherAndNext: "<key>" Accel.SelectRegionSplitSwapMerge: "<key>" Accel.SelectLineLeft: "<key>" Accel.SelectLineMiddle: "<key>" Accel.SelectLineRight: "<key>" Accel.SelectLineNeither: "<key>" Accel.SelectLineUnselect: "<key>" Accel.TabsAt3: "<key>" Accel.TabsAt4: "<key>" Accel.TabsAt8: "<key>" Accel.IgnoreTrailing: "<key>" Accel.IgnoreWhitespace: "<key>" Accel.IgnoreCase: "<key>" Accel.IgnoreBlankLines: "<key>" Accel.HideCarriageReturns: "<key>" Accel.DirDiffIgnoreFileChanges: "<key>" Accel.DirDiffRecursive: "<key>" Accel.UseInternalDiff: "<key>" Accel.QualityNormal: "<key>" Accel.QualityFastest: "<key>" Accel.QualityHighest: "<key>" Accel.MergedView: "<key>" Accel.ToggleToolbar: "<key>" Accel.ToggleLineNumbers: "<key>" Accel.ToggleMarkers: "<key>" Accel.ToggleVerticalLine: "<key>" Accel.ToggleOverview: "<key>" Accel.ToggleShowFilenames: "<key>" Accel.ToggleHorizontalDiffs: "<key>" Accel.ToggleIgnoreHorizontalWhitespace: "<key>" Accel.ToggleFormatClipboardText: "<key>" Accel.IgnoreFileNone: "<key>" Accel.IgnoreFileLeft: "<key>" Accel.IgnoreFileMiddle: "<key>" Accel.IgnoreFileRight: "<key>" Accel.HelpManPage: "<key>" Accel.HelpOnContext: "<key>" Accel.HelpGenInitFile: "<key>" Accel.HelpAbout: "<key>" Accel.MergedClose: "<key>"
General application font, used for widgets and menus.
Font to use for diff text view.
Color choice for diff hunks, and for certain other items in the text view.Color.Same.Fore: "<color>" Color.Same.Back: "<color>"Identical textColor.Insert.Fore: "<color>" Color.Insert.Back: "<color>"Insert text (side with text)Color.InsertBlank.Fore: "<color>" Color.InsertBlank.Back: "<color>"Insert text (blank side)Color.DiffAll.Fore: "<color>" Color.DiffAll.Back: "<color>"Different in all filesColor.DiffAllSup.Fore: "<color>" Color.DiffAllSup.Back: "<color>"Different in all files (shadowed)Color.DiffAllOnly.Fore: "<color>" Color.DiffAllOnly.Back: "<color>"Different in all files (only text on lines)Color.DiffAllNonly.Fore: "<color>" Color.DiffAllNonly.Back: "<color>"Different in all files (blank side)Color.DiffOne.Fore: "<color>" Color.DiffOne.Back: "<color>"(diff3 only) Different in one fileColor.DiffOneSup.Fore: "<color>" Color.DiffOneSup.Back: "<color>"(diff3 only) Different in one file (shadowed)Color.DiffOneOnly.Fore: "<color>" Color.DiffOneOnly.Back: "<color>"(diff3 only) Different in one file (only text on lines)Color.DiffOneNonly.Fore: "<color>" Color.DiffOneNonly.Back: "<color>"(diff3 only) Different in one file (blank side)Color.DiffTwo.Fore: "<color>" Color.DiffTwo.Back: "<color>"(diff3 only) Common text in two files onlyColor.DiffTwoSup.Fore: "<color>" Color.DiffTwoSup.Back: "<color>"(diff3 only) Common text in two files only (shadowed)Color.DiffTwoOnly.Fore: "<color>" Color.DiffTwoOnly.Back: "<color>"(diff3 only) Common text in two files only (only text on lines)Color.DiffTwoNonly.Fore: "<color>" Color.DiffTwoNonly.Back: "<color>"(diff3 only) Common text in two files only (blank side)Color.Delete.Fore: "<color>" Color.Delete.Back: "<color>"(diff3 only) Delete text (side with text)Color.DeleteBlank.Fore: "<color>" Color.DeleteBlank.Back: "<color>"(diff3 only) Delete text (blank side)Color.DiffDel.Fore: "<color>" Color.DiffDel.Back: "<color>"(diff3 only) Different and delete textColor.DiffDelSup.Fore: "<color>" Color.DiffDelSup.Back: "<color>"(diff3 only) Different and delete text (shadowed)Color.DiffDelOnly.Fore: "<color>" Color.DiffDelOnly.Back: "<color>"(diff3 only) Different and delete text (only text on lines)Color.DiffDelNonly.Fore: "<color>" Color.DiffDelNonly.Back: "<color>"(diff3 only) Different and delete text (blank side)Color.DiffDelBlank.Fore: "<color>" Color.DiffDelBlank.Back: "<color>"(diff3 only) Different and delete text (empty side)Color.Selected.Fore: "<color>" Color.Selected.Back: "<color>"Selected textColor.SelectedSup.Fore: "<color>" Color.SelectedSup.Back: "<color>"Selected text (shadowed)Color.Deleted.Fore: "<color>" Color.Deleted.Back: "<color>"Deleted textColor.DeletedSup.Fore: "<color>" Color.DeletedSup.Back: "<color>"Deleted text (shadowed)Color.Ignored.Fore: "<color>" Color.Ignored.Back: "<color>"Ignore textColor.Directories.Fore: "<color>" Color.Directories.Back: "<color>"(dir.diffs only) Directories in directory diffsColor.MergedUndecided.Fore: "<color>" Color.MergedUndecided.Back: "<color>"Merged view undecided textColor.MergedDecided1.Fore: "<color>" Color.MergedDecided1.Back: "<color>"Merged view decided text, file 1Color.MergedDecided2.Fore: "<color>" Color.MergedDecided2.Back: "<color>"Merged view decided text, file 2Color.MergedDecided3.Fore: "<color>" Color.MergedDecided3.Back: "<color>"Merged view decided text, file 3Color.Background.Fore: "<color>" Color.Background.Back: "<color>"Global background colorColor.Cursor.Fore: "<color>" Color.Cursor.Back: "<color>"Line cursor colorColor.VerticalLine.Fore: "<color>" Color.VerticalLine.Back: "<color>"Vertical line color
If true, exit if both files have no differences.
Enable horizontal diffs display.
Ignore horizontal whitespace in horizontal diffs.
Enables clipboard (copy-paste) formatting. If disable, text that goes in the clipboard is simply left unformatted.
Disables diff errors reporting.
Enables warning upon exiting with unsaved selections.
Disables displaying the line cursor.
Hides CR characters found in files created under DOS/Windows.
In directory diffs, ignores file changes, show just additions and deletions.
In directory diffs, building diffs only from output, not checking against actual directory contents. This is a self-verification feature only, and unless you're doing developemnt you should leave this to default (true).
In directory diffs, enable recursive diff'ing of subdirectories.
(Not implemented) Use internal diff computation, does not spawn external diff program.
Set of options to determine if some ui display is visible or not upon startup.Show.Toolbar: FalseShow toolbar on startup.Show.LineNumbers: FalseShow line numbers on startup.Show.VerticalLine: FalseShow vertical line on startup.Show.Overview: TrueShow toolbar on startup.Show.Filenames: TrueShow toolbar on startup.
Tab character alignment width.
Commands to use to generate diffs. xxdiff is only an interface to display diff results, it doesn't actually compute diffs itself, unless you use the internal commands options, where it uses the same arguments as specified here. Most likely these are the GNU diff commands and options.Command.DiffFiles2: "diff"Command to use for comparing two files.Command.DiffFiles3: "diff3"Command to use for comparing three files.Command.DiffDirectories: "diff -q -s"Command to use for comparing two directories, non-recursively.Command.DiffDirectoriesRec: "diff -q -s -r"Command to use for comparing two directories, recursively.Command.Edit: "vi"Command to use to spawn an editor on a file.
CommandSwitch.IgnoreTrailingBlanks: "-b" CommandSwitch.IgnoreWhitespace: "-w" CommandSwitch.IgnoreCase: "-i" CommandSwitch.IgnoreBlankLines: "-B" CommandSwitch.QualityNormal: "" CommandSwitch.QualityFastest: "-d" CommandSwitch.QualityHighest: "-H"
Definitions of cmdline switches that should be used to toggle diff options. The defaults are the GNU diff switches (see diff(1)).
In overview area, width (in pixels) of each file.
In overview area, width (in pixels) between each file.
Initial column to draw vertical alignment line.
Tags used for conditionals used for unselected regions, when that option is used to save files.Tag.Conflict.Separator: ">>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> File %d"String used to separate chunks when saving with conflicts.Tag.Conflict.End: "<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<"String used to end chunks when saving with conflicts.Tag.Conditional.Ifdef: "#if defined( %s )"Ifdef String used when saving with conditionals.Tag.Conditional.Elseif: "#elif defined( %s )"Elseif String used when saving with conditionals.Tag.Conditional.Else: "#else"Else String used when saving with conditionals.Tag.Conditional.Endif: "#endif"Endif String used when saving with conditionals.
ClipboardFormat: "%L: %s"
Format of formatted clipboard text.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I diff files with CRLF DOS characters in them?
If you want to diff files with CRLF characters in them, you can use the 'ignore whitespace option to GNU diff, which will work, even if only one of the files has the DOS characters in it.
How do I make xxdiff display the revision number of a file?
By default, the filenames window display the filename. From the command-line, howver, you can set it to display an arbitrary string, which could include your current revision number.
This program has been written from scratch and is being actively maintained by Martin Blais (email@example.com).
All bug reports and feature requests should be submitted throught the SourceForge bug tracking system at the following URL http://sourceforge.net/bugs/?group_id=2198. Please avoid sending the author email about xxdiff bugs. Please use this bug tracking system, it is extremely fast and simple to use.
This program has been written and inspired after gdiff, mgdiff, and Rudy Wortel's xdiff under SGI. xxdiff aims to provide a lasting open-source replacement to these programs. Writing this tool from scratch was originally motivated by the need to have horizontal diffs, which turned out to be an essential feature of this program.
This program is being extensively tested by several software development engineers at discreet, that use it daily in their merge reviewing activities. It has reached a stable state.
This program is distributed under the GNU General Public License. See the GNU project website for full details.
DependenciesThis program depends on the availability of a textual diff program (such as GNU diff) and the Qt UI toolkit (available at http://trolltech.com).
Thanks go to discreet, for letting me deploy my program there, and for not bothering me with the occasional bug fix that I did on the job. Many more thanks to all the many engineers who tested it there and reported problems with it, as well as providing invaluable suggestions.
SourceForge is hosting my web site and I'm using many of its features. Tomas Pospisek (firstname.lastname@example.org) has provided a Debian package. Dan Weeks has packaged it for one of the BSD variants (email@example.com).