CFV: New JDK8 Committer Brent Christian (bchristi)

Mike Duigou mike.duigou at
Thu Sep 26 14:18:19 PDT 2013

I hereby nominate Brent Christian to jdk8 Committer.

Brent has been working on the core libraries for a little less than a year but has tackled some significant problems including the initial re-write of HashMap in Java 8 to replace alternative hashing. He's also been contributing platform code for Mac OS.

Changesets (in jdk8/jdk repo):

hg log -M -u bchristi --template "{desc}\n" | grep "^[0-9]\{7,7\}: "

8025173: HashMap.put() replacing an existing key can trigger a resize()
7199674: (props) user.home property does not return an accessible location in sandboxed environment [macosx]
8024009: Remove system property
8011194: Apps launched via double-clicked .jars have file.encoding value of US-ASCII on Mac OS X
8010325: Remove hash32() method and hash32 int field from java.lang.String
8005698: Handle Frequent HashMap Collisions with Balanced Trees
8006039: test/tools/launcher/ fails on Mac w/ LANG=C, LC_ALL=C
8005962: TEST_BUG: java/util/Properties/MacJNUEncoding can fail in certain environments
8003228: (props) sun.jnu.encoding should be set to UTF-8 [macosx]
7178922: (props) re-visit how is determined on Mac

Votes are due by 2359 UTC, October 10, 2013.

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