I'm in progress with a Metadata Compare of 2 Salesforce Sandboxes. As part of a client requirement, we have to do a full compare that migration to a new sandbox is complete. We are using changesets, it's a large org with over 500 custom objects.
For Sandbox1 - I create a new force.com project in Eclipse, selected all components, then waited (about 15 mins), then went export, and exported as a Zip file including folder structure.
For Sandbox2 - I did the exact same.
Now I'm using Kaleidoscope for Mac to compare them.
Is there an easier to do the above, eg. Use the package contents of Sandbox1 as a template for Sandbox2 so I don't have to select all again? Or are there better tools for Mac to do a full org metadata compare?