[BZ#131232] Let the recursivity of directory diffs be customizable
Submitted by Fred Riss
Assigned to Stephen Kennedy
[ Copy pasting from sourceforge tracker ]
The directory selection dialog for directory diffs could include a counter representing the recursivity of the diff.
Currently it's very hard to diff the base of a very deep tree because of the time scanning all the subtrees takes.
============ Reply from steve ==============
Good idea - but I think it would be better to make the scanning more intelligent than to specify some arbitrary limit.
How about: scan breadth first instead of depth first Except if a user opens a directory then it is scanned immediately.