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From Phil Steitz <>
Subject Re: Sandbox karma request (was Re: primitives)
Date Fri, 04 Dec 2009 01:22:00 GMT
Benson Margulies wrote:
> Oh, oops, sorry about the one more message on the old thread.
> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 5:07 PM, Rahul Akolkar <> wrote:
>> Pretty sure it will when psteitz sees it, but changing subject here
>> for better visibility.
>> Sandbox karma requested by bimargulies.

Done.  Welcome!

>> -Rahul
>> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Benson Margulies <> wrote:
>>> Did my email register as a request for sandbox karma?
>>> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 11:24 PM, Henri Yandell <> wrote:
>>>> Or you could start up a sandbox project. We've had good success with
>>>> ASF committers creating a sandbox branch of a released component, and
>>>> after diving in for a while it's then merged in to trunk where they
>>>> then become one of the most active coders of that component.
>>>> So +1 to a sandbox branch to primitives if you have ideas you'd like
>>>> to play with. ASF committers get karma to the sandbox on request, so
>>>> just need you to want to do that and we can add karma.
>>>> Hen
>>>> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 5:01 PM, Benson Margulies <>
>>>>> Stephen,
>>>>> It's interesting to me that the world in general knows about Trove,
>>>>> but not so much this.
>>>>> The fact that the front page is labelled with a snapshot version might
>>>>> have something to do with it, but I am kind of mystified. One thing
>>>>> that I'd like to add that Trove has is a full generic object hash map
>>>>> that is an open hash to avoid the space bloat of the stock Java
>>>>> HashMap.
>>>>> I am willing to make time to work on this. Since I'm not a committer
>>>>> at commons, I'm thinking that my proposed lab is a reasonable place to
>>>>> put in some effort and then bring it back into commons. Or maybe I
>>>>> should just start teeing up patches at commons? I find that
>>>>> reorganizing changes that might be called for to do generics and such
>>>>> are really clumsy  in patches, so svn cp-ing to a lab might still make
>>>>> sense.
>>>>> I'm copy the labs list to test if I'm making a particle of sense.
>>>>> --benson
>>>>> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 5:34 PM, Stephen Colebourne
>>>>> <> wrote:
>>>>>> Benson Margulies wrote:
>>>>>>> I proposed a lab over at labs in which to start construction
>>>>>>> something much like what commons-primitives describes itself
>>>>>>> setting out to do. The web page for primitives suggests a rather
>>>>>>> dormant state. Is there anybody in there actively working on
>>>>>>> primitives?
>>>>>> I think [primitives] is stable and complete, thus appears rather
>>>>>> I'd also point out Joda-Primitives -
>>>>>> Its a fork of the concept of [primitives] but with an API design
I felt more
>>>>>> comfortable with. However, I don't have time to work on it (generify,
>>>>>> release). I'll grant access to anyone that wants to help on it.
>>>>>> Stephen
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