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Name: GNU patch
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This software is part of the GNU Project.

Patch takes a patch file containing a difference listing produced by the diff program and applies those differences to one or more original files, producing patched versions.

Registration Date: Wed 11 Mar 2009 05:56:37 PM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable


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GNU patch version 2.7 released
     posted by agruen, Wed 12 Sep 2012 02:18:14 PM UTC

I am pleased to announce that version 2.7 of GNU patch has been released. The following significant changes have happened since the last stable release in December 2009:

  • Support for most features of the "diff --git" format, including renames and copies, permission changes, and symlink diffs.  Binary diffs are not supported yet;
GNU patch: upcoming stable release; call for testing
     posted by agruen, Mon 03 May 2010 10:37:52 PM UTC - 1 reply

I am pleased to announce that there is progress towards the next stable release of GNU patch.  This is a call for testing so that things will work as expected, on as many platforms as possible.

The upcoming release will include several new features: [...]

Upcoming stable release
     posted by agruen, Mon 06 Apr 2009 05:07:50 PM UTC - 1 reply

The code should be feature complete for the next stable release with only a few minor bugfixes left in the queue.  This is your chance to report more bugs that still need to be addressed.  Please expect the next stable release to happen in about a month's time. [...]

New alpha release
     posted by agruen, Sun 22 Mar 2009 03:22:01 PM UTC - 2 replies

The purpose of this alpha release is to allow people to test changes which will eventually end up in the next stable release.

The following user visible changes have been made:

  • A regression test suite has been added ("make check").
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