When I want to get the source code for a package in a PPA, how do I get it? Is there some "normal" approach, or do I have to contact the developer in question?

Example case: I wanted to look at the changes that were made to compiz in this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~bsantos/+archive/ppa

I'm interested in a reference to the version control system, not in a source package, because the source package doesn't tell me what changes the author made.


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Once you are in the main page of the PPA containing your package (ex: https://launchpad.net/~bsantos/+archive/ppa) click on "View package details" on the right, then click on the package you need, then click on one of the "Available diffs", and you'll obtain what I provided in my comment.

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