Also, for those looking for a third option, there is an addon on curse-gaming.com called EquipCompare (not to be confused with the depricated EQCompare on the WowAce SVN). I don't know how it compares to EQCompare or TekKompare. TekKompare works fine for me with Cowtip and Skinner, with the caveat that I have to hold down Shift to see the default UI compare tips for Examiner's inspect frame.
EQCompare doesnt compare to items that I view in other people's inspect window.
Is there a setting for that ? I changed all available ticks in Rock config bur still no result.
Are you using an inspect addon? I use Examiner and TekKompare and it doesn't work either - I think it's Examiner's fault but the author won't make it work because you can hold shift to see the default Blizz UI's compare tooltip.
How is that an oddity? People here know (for the most part) that an addon doesn't have to use Ace to be good, and in many cases using Ace is serious overkill.
The oddity is that the apparently inferior and/or buggier Ace equivalents are still languishing on the SVN causing confusion and headache, and people have to find out one at a time that there are better maintained and/or more highly favored alternatives out there. 9 times out of 10 I prefer Ace addons simply because they tend to be more actively maintained.
I use TekKompare and OmniCC myself btw :P
Also, since I have your attention and it's not completely off-topic: I think I saw some various versions of TekCompare in your repository via Fisheye - what's up with those?
Tekkub's TekKompare seems to be the preferred compare tooltip addon among the Ace community despite the existence of EQCompare. A similar oddity is OmniCC being widely used in favor of CooldownCount. As a result, the Ace equivalents don't get much attention.
Noone is actively maintaining EQCompare, so my guess is that noone feels qualified to say whether it's fully-2.1 compatible.
What I don't get is that the Blizzard UI has this built in now, but you have to hold the Shift key or something. Can EQC be rewritten to just show the Blizzard compare always, instead of just when Shift is held down?