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From "Xavier Hanin" <>
Subject Fixing some naming inconsistencies in Ivy
Date Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:31:26 GMT

As reported by IVY-297, Ivy suffers from some name inconsistencies and
strange attribute names. Ivy 2.0 is a good opportunity to fix some of them,
since I think we can afford some more deprecation warnings.

So I'd like to fix IVY-297 by marking allownomd as deprecated, and providing
a descriptor="required | optional" attribute.

To go further, we could rename the attribute skipbuildwithoutivy in
buildlist in skipbuildwithoutdescriptor, or even better change it to
buildwithoutdescriptor="skip | fail | warn | tail | head", which wold make
it both more readable and more powerful.

Another area where the name 'ivy' is used to talk about module descriptors
in general is patterns. This lead to some strange settings, where you give
an 'ivy' pattern to tell where the poms are. In this case I think we could
support both 'ivy' and 'descriptor' (for resolver patterns for instance),
since the use case for ivy files is still predominant, so I don't think
deprecating the old name would really be better.

So, what do you think about these changes?


Xavier Hanin - Independent Java Consultant

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