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From Tony Sweeney <tony.swee...@springsource.com>
Subject Re: Ivy 2.0.0 beta2: MakePom Patch (Enhancement)
Date Thu, 13 Mar 2008 09:51:25 GMT

On Mar 12, 2008, at 10:08 PM, Wardrip, Paul wrote:

> I am working on a new build process for my company using Ivy and an  
> Archiva (Maven2 based) repository. I use the Ibiblio resolver to  
> read and SFTP to publish. SFTP is not ideal, but I read that webdav  
> support was currently broken in Ivy 2.0. I need to deploy projects  
> in a Maven2 format for the repository and other users. I made some  
> changes to the MakePom task to handle projects with multiple  
> artifacts. I thought they may be useful so I wanted to pass them  
> along.
>
> Maven2 won't create more than one uniquely named artifact for a  
> project, unless you set the packaging to "pom". Then you have a  
> separate pom for each of the artifacts, referencing the project pom  
> with a parent tag. They would get deployed like this:
>
> /myorg/mymodule/1.0/mymodule-1.0.pom
> /myorg/artifact-core/1.0/artifact-core-1.0.pom
> /myorg/artifact-core/1.0/artifact-core-1.0.jar
> /myorg/artifact-util/1.0/artifact-util-1.0.pom
> /myorg/artifact-util/1.0/artifact-util-1.0.jar
>
> I changed the MakePom task to build separate poms when it detects  
> uniquely named artifacts. I have 2 patterns for my SFTP resolver.  
> The default pattern is used when there are no declared artifacts or  
> when the artifact name matches the module name. I have the task  
> setting a property "ivy.pom.descriptor.size" with the number of  
> poms that were generated.
>
Wouldn't this property be better named "ivy.pom.descriptor.count"?   
(Yes, I'm one of those people who kvetch about "less" v/s "fewer".)
> I use this property to decide which pattern to use:
>
> Default Pattern: /[organization]/[module]/[revision]/[module]- 
> [revision].[ext]
> Multi Artifact: /[organization]/[artifact]/[revision]/[artifact]- 
> [revision].[ext]
>
> This works very well for my build process and repository, the only  
> thing that would be better is a resolver for Maven2 that does all  
> of this automatically. A good Maven2 resolver should build and  
> publish the poms automatically, without calling MakePom or  
> declaring them as artifacts. Use the Ibiblio functionality for  
> reads, webdav for writes and handle multiple artifact projects with  
> a different pattern.
>
> ------------
> Paul Wardrip
> Software Engineer, OpenStream
> TANDBERG Television | Part of the Ericsson Group
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>
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