> If possible it would be useful to have the diffs released as a patch or git diff so
> that we could apply to other versions of mame or mame variants.
Surely, if you're capable of operating the command line to the point of applying a code patch to other versions of MAME or MAME variants, you're capable of using git to make a patch. In fact, one might be given to simply taking the solitary commit to my fork of the code, and making a diff out of it.
I made this fork because I haven't had time to do MAME development since November of last year, I thought it would be a fun task to see if I could still grok the development environment and APIs and such, and I figured it would be a nice gesture to the community to take an hour out of my usual Friday-evening routine of drinking and playing Rock Band 3, Expert Pro Keys.
Kindly refer to the warranty I gave when I posted it, which is that there is none.