OS: Windows 8.1
even more changes
It will be considered, yes - but no guarantee it will be accepted, there are as much pros as cons for that kind of change… also, starting with a thread on forums or ML would help, if you get a general agreement about it it’s likely to be better accepted.
Understood, so do I go to IRC to ask for this feature or my request will be considered?
It copies what you request it to copy. Please consider making a complete valid report next time, with precise description of the error, and precise steps to reproduce it, including .blend file to help, as requested in our submission template and guidelines.
As you said yourself, this is not a bug - feature requests and the like are not welcome on our tracker, please use forums, ML (bf-funboard) or IRC for such things.
I've tested this patch (the original one from D1200) on Ubuntu 14.10 x86-64 and NVidia GTX 690 with MikePan BMW scene.