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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject Re: [collections] generics WAS [jira] Commented: (COLLECTIONS-110) Support parametized classes with commons.collections.
Date Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:33:16 GMT
On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 7:17 AM, Matt Benson<> 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
> changes to be merged back to trunk, and is there anyone who considers his svn-fu to be
> notch for the purposes of a large and complex merge?  If we answer the first question
> maybe we should start a thread for the second question, as my attempts to merge were
> than fruitful.


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.

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.


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