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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [collections] generics WAS [jira] Commented: (COLLECTIONS-110) Support parametized classes with commons.collections.
Date Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:58:24 GMT


--- On Fri, 9/11/09, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [collections] generics WAS [jira] Commented: (COLLECTIONS-110)  Support
parametized classes with commons.collections.
> To: "Commons Developers List" <dev@commons.apache.org>
> Date: Friday, September 11, 2009, 10:33 AM
> On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 7:17 AM, Matt
> Benson<gudnabrsam@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Henri Yandell commented on COLLECTIONS-110:
> >> -------------------------------------------
> >>
> >> In the absence of anyone being active on a rewrite
> of
> >> Collections for generics, I agree with James that
> you should
> >> look elsewhere for an active project.
> >>
> >> I'm happy to help out with Collections 3.x bugs,
> and have
> >> done a fair bit towards 3.3, but I've neither the
> time to
> >> release 3.3 nor inclination to drive a redesigned
> 4.0.
> >>
> >> This is someday going to drive me to want to add
> some of
> >> the core most basic pieces of Collections to Lang
> :) I
> >> suspect that might be after a look at
> google-collections to
> >> make sure it's not something they have. Parts of
> >> ComparatorUtils, CollectionUtils, MapUtils and
> SetUtils.
> >
> > Most of the work here has been done in the
> collections_jdk5_branch.  Are we ready for these
> > changes to be merged back to trunk, and is there
> anyone who considers his svn-fu to be top-
> > notch for the purposes of a large and complex merge?
>  If we answer the first question "yes,"
> > maybe we should start a thread for the second
> question, as my attempts to merge were less
> > than fruitful.
> 
> If:
> 
> a) it's considered that collections_jdk5 is ready, and
> b) someone volunteers to be the release manager
> 
> then I'll take a stab at the merge. Definitely done these
> in the past,
> though it's always fun when you can't walk over to the
> people who made
> the commits and get them to explain the problematic
> change.
> 
> First up would be to cp trunk to a 3.x branch. It's also
> possible that
> merging from trunk to the branch may prove easier.

Damn it, Hen--that's part of the debate I wanted to save for a new thread!  ;)

> 
> Currently there are 28 open issues on the Generics JIRA
> version. Some
> big topics in there still, so I'm not convinced on a)
> above. That
> said, if it's felt that it's far enough along and there is
> interest/energy, then the merge could happen and patches
> could be
> double applied.

Obviously my time has been retardedly limited as of late.  I must confess I wasn't aware of
there being any issues on the generics JIRA version, so it's quite possible I have addressed
some of them.  I'll take a look.

-Matt

> 
> Hen
> 
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