ant-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Alexey Lunacharsky <a...@katlex.com>
Subject Re: Java Packaging Tool - one for development and using. The best wish of many developers
Date Mon, 18 Jan 2010 10:27:13 GMT
Thanks you a lot.

I've heard about grape. But didn't know it is almost what I need.
It is very good point to start... But
The biggest problem with groovy it is very slow at startup.
The pure java solution such Ivy or thin wrapped with ant scripting can be
about 10 times faster for
using from command shell.

2010/1/18 Paul King <paulk@asert.com.au>

> Paul King wrote:
>
>>
>> Not 100% the same as what you suggest but Groovy's Grape system does some
>> of what you are asking for. Normally Grapes are used from within scripts,
>> e.g.:
>>
>> @Grab('org.apache.ant:ant:1.7.1')
>> import org.apache.tools.ant.Main
>> Main.main(['-version'] as String[])
>>
>> but it also has a commandline interface. Excerpt from doco shown below:
>>
>> <doco>
>> Command Line Tools
>>
>> grape install <groupId> <artifactId> [<version>]
>>
>> This installs the specified groovy module or maven artifact. If a version
>> is specified that specific version will be installed, otherwise the most
>> recent version will be used (as if '*' we passed in).
>>
>
> Even though the doco says maven artifact, it is Ivy under the covers
> so it is strictly speaking an Ivy artifact which can be and often is
> a maven artifact.
>
> Paul.
>
>
>  grape list
>>
>> Lists locally installed modules (with their full maven name in the case of
>> groovy modules) and versions.
>>
>> grape resolve (<groupId> <artifactId> <version>)+
>>
>> This returns the file locations of the jars representing the artifcats for
>> the specified module(s) and the respective transitive dependencies.
>> </doco>
>>
>> This may not be what you want but might be a useful starting point.
>>
>>
>> Cheers, Paul.
>>
>>
>>
>> Alexey Lunacharsky wrote:
>>
>>> Hello!
>>>
>>> Does anybody think about imlementation a "Debian APT"-like tool on the
>>> top
>>> of an Ivy dependency manager. It can manage all java binaries and source
>>> installation in the system on user level,
>>> through home directory located workspace, or on admin level through FHS
>>> on
>>> Unix systems.
>>>
>>> For the give what I mean I write some high level usage examples, which
>>> can
>>> be used in unit tests):
>>>
>>> $ jpt install apache-ant-1.7.0
>>>
>>> by this command ant and all of its dependencies (jars and maybe other
>>> resources such jpt run configurations) are get downloaded and become
>>> available in ivy cache and it can be run by:
>>>
>>> $ jpt run apache-ant
>>>
>>> This execution will find and organize classpath through ivy depencies
>>> review, and than
>>> run spesified class (which is specified through jpt run configuation XML
>>> file)
>>>
>>> $ jpt wrap apache-ant ant
>>>
>>> Creates system dependent warapper script for running application through
>>> 'jpt run'.
>>>
>>> $ ant
>>>
>>> will now execute $ jpt run apache-ant
>>>
>>> $ jpt unwrap ant
>>>
>>> now wrapper no more exist
>>>
>>> $ ant
>>>
>>> no such command
>>>
>>> $ jpt uninstall apache-ant-1.7.0
>>>
>>> deletes a softfare binaries if there is no dependencies remain
>>>
>>> And so on.
>>>
>>> In future it can manage also the libraries source code. And be used for
>>> development environment buildings based on ant or gant scripts.
>>> So many software can be integrated on the top of spring framework etc.
>>>
>>> This is the system of my dream!
>>>
>>> So I will be very glad if you tell me, if such the system have already
>>> exist
>>> or
>>> why to not imlement such as a thin wrapper across the Ivy?
>>>
>>>
>>
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>> To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscribe@ant.apache.org
>> For additional commands, e-mail: dev-help@ant.apache.org
>>
>>
>>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscribe@ant.apache.org
> For additional commands, e-mail: dev-help@ant.apache.org
>
>


-- 
Best regards, Alexey Lunacharsky (http://alun.katlex.com/en)

Mime
  • Unnamed multipart/alternative (inline, None, 0 bytes)
View raw message