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Re: Bug#480774: diff -y in UTF-8: bad alignment

From: Santiago Vila
Subject: Re: Bug#480774: diff -y in UTF-8: bad alignment
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 12:32:10 +0200 (CEST)

On Sat, 30 May 2009, Bruno Haible wrote:

> Vincent Lefevre reported in
>   <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=480774>:
> > When "diff -y" in run on files that contain multibyte characters (in
> > UTF-8), the alignment is incorrect in the output.
> This is fixed upstream, in the CVS version of diffutils at
>   https://savannah.gnu.org/cvs/?group=diffutils
> It is not fixed in version 2.8.7 on alpha.gnu.org.
> FYI, OpenSUSE 11 ships with the newest diffutils from the CVS.

Hmm, is that not an indication that diffutils 2.8.1 is old and the
world expects a new diffutils release to happen?

Are there any plans for a diffutils 2.9 anytime soon?

I'd love to do some cleanup of old bugs, there are too many of them
at http://bugs.debian.org/diffutils.

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