Can I find the source code for a fix for an Issue fixed for a later version?

Hi Folks,

There’s a bug that was fixed for 4.18 and I’d like to grab the fix for my 4.17 source build, but I can’t figure out how to find the code that fixes it. Is this possible to find from the ‘main commit’ on the issue tracker somehow? (this is the bug: Unreal Engine Issues and Bug Tracker (UE-47519))

No, you’ll have to guess which part of that ginormous commit was related to this issue. That’s because 2 years ago, someone at epic decided we shouldn’t have access to individual commits, and since then they’ve been refusing to fix it.

Oh, that’s a significant drawback, especially since every engine build seems to have a new major issue (for us) that won’t be fixed until the next version.
Thanks for letting me know!