One of the changes is what I believe to be a bug, described here. The other may or may not be a bug, depending on what the original author intended. I intend to submit both of the changes, but I'd like to do so after cleaning them up and having some run-time on them.
In the mean time, I'm curious as to the best way to make changes to the modules in a way that doesn't lead to horribly disfigured /lib and /site/lib directories. All of the posts in the thread have been extremely helpful.