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[Savannah-register-public] [task #13179] Submission of GNU libdbh
Dr. Edscott Wilson Garcia
[Savannah-register-public] [task #13179] Submission of GNU libdbh
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:37:51 +0000
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Summary: Submission of GNU libdbh
Project: Savannah Administration
Submitted by: edscott_wilson
Submitted on: Fri 11 Apr 2014 03:37:50 PM GMT
Should Start On: Fri 11 Apr 2014 12:00:00 AM GMT
Should be Finished on: Mon 21 Apr 2014 12:00:00 AM GMT
Category: Project Approval
Priority: 5 - Normal
Percent Complete: 0%
Assigned to: None
Discussion Lock: Any
A new project has been registered at Savannah
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or
discards the registration.
= Registration Administration =
While this item will be useful to track the registration process, *approving
or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group
accessible only to site administrators, effectively *logged as site
* Group Administration
= Registration Details =
* Name: *GNU libdbh*
* System Name: *libdbh*
* Type: Official GNU software
* License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
==== Description: ====
Library to create and manage 64-bit disk based hash tables residing
on disk. Associations are made between keys and
values so that for a given a key the value can be
found and loaded into memory quickly. Being disk based
allows for large and persistent hashes. 64 bit support
allows for hashtables with sizes over 4 Gigabytes on 32
bit systems. Quantified key generation allows for
minimum access time on balanced multidimensional trees.
source language: C-99.
==== Other Software Required: ====
build dependencies: GNU autotools
libraries: standard C libraries
==== Other Comments: ====
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new-gnu people, could you please enter Edscott Wilson in
gnuorg/maintainers and add him to the gnu-prog lists?
Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call.
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