I have had some trouble applying .diff files in Windows, and I should be grateful if anyone is able to describe best how to make it work. This is relevant because TurfIt has been very kindly doing some work on Experimental and prefers to produce .diff files rather than a branch on Github.
I have found and installed the Windows port of the Linux patch tool and added it to the path. However, actually running the tool (from the Windows command line) produces a new white on black text window which hangs and does not do anything. However, when I use the --help switch, the window closes as fast as it opens, which, I think, is strictly the correct (albeit not very helpful) behaviour for the tool.
If anyone has any experience of applying .diff files successfully in a Windows environment, I should be very grateful for any pointers.