Debian Bug report logs - #464952
RFP: wb -- disk-based associative array library for C, SCM, Java, and C#

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net>

Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 01:30:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>:
Bug#464952; Package wnpp. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to <wnpp@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: wb -- disk-based associative array library for C, SCM, Java, and C#
Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 20:27:17 -0500
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist



"WB" is a disk based (sorted) associative-array package with C, SCM,
Java, and C# libraries.  These associative arrays consist of variable
length (0.B to 255.B) keys and values.  Functions are provided to:

   * create, destroy, open and close disk-files and associative arrays;

   * insert, delete, retrieve, find next, and find previous (with
     respect to dictionary order of keys); and

   * The atomic `put' and `rem' operations allow associations to be
     used for process mutexs.

   * apply functions, delete, or modify values over a range of
     consecutive key values.

The (database) disk files interoperate between the various language
libraries.  The interface to the SCM Scheme implementation supports
longer data values and SLIB relational databases.

The WB implementation has a file size limit of 2^32 * block size
(default 2048.B) = 2^43 bytes (8796.GB).  WB routinely runs with
databases of several hundred Megabytes.  WB does its own memory and
disk management and maintains a RAM cache of recently used blocks.

Multiple associative arrays can reside in one disk file.  Simultaneous
access to multiple disk files is supported.  A structure checking and
garbage collecting program and a viewer are provided.  Compiled, WB
occupies approximately 66 kilobytes.

WB is implemented using a variant of B-tree structure.  B-trees give
slower access than hashing but are dynamic and provide an efficient
determination of successor and predecessor keys.  All operations are
O(log(n)) in the size of the database.  B-trees are commonly used by
database systems for implementing index structures.  B-trees are
optimized for using the minimum number of disk operations for large data
structures.  Prefix and suffix key compression are used for storage
efficiency in WB.

WB is free software and part of the GNU project.  It is released under
the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

Documentation and distributions in several formats are linked from
WB's home page:

             http://swissnet.ai.mit.edu/~jaffer/WB.html







Owner recorded as Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net>. Request was from Thomas Huriaux <thomas.huriaux@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 16 Feb 2008 09:57:17 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net>:
Bug#464952; Package wnpp. (Mon, 24 May 2010 19:12:59 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net>. (Mon, 24 May 2010 19:12:59 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 464952@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: wb: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 19:06:09 +0000
retitle 464952 RFP: wb -- disk-based associative array library for C, SCM, Java, and C#
noowner 464952
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of wb back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 18 months.

If you are still interested in adopting wb, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 464952 ITP: wb -- disk-based associative array library for C, SCM, Java, and C#
 owner 464952 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <464952@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: wb -- disk-based associative array library for C, SCM, Java, and C#' from 'ITP: wb -- disk-based associative array library for C, SCM, Java, and C#' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 24 May 2010 19:24:37 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 24 May 2010 19:24:38 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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