The Conflict Solver is a kind of Three-Way-Merge. The content of the current file (which contains the conflicts) is displayed in the center text area (‘merge view’). The left and right text areas show the contents of the two files, which have been forked from the common base. The common base itself is not displayed, but regarded by the UI for highlighting changes and conflicts. All file contents are directly taken from the files, which SVN produces in case of conflicting changes. The Conflict Solver is invoked by Tools|Conflict Solver from the Project Window .
Depending on your configuration in the Preferences, performing a conflict solver can also invoke an external three-way-merge tool. This section refers only to the built-in Conflict Solver of SmartSVN.