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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: publishing to the big maven2 repository
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2007 13:29:36 GMT
Xavier Hanin wrote:
> On 3/5/07, Steve Loughran <> wrote:

> No, at least nothing I'm aware of. The problem is that it's not really
> possible to convert and ivy file to a pom, since there is no equivalent to
> Ivy configurations in maven 2. If you really want to be compatible with
> maven 2, maybe using a pom instead of an ivy.xml would be better. Ivy can
> work with poms, even if it's still less tested than ivy.xml files. Then a
> remaining problem will be publications, because Ivy internally converts 
> poms
> to ivy files, and if you use Ivy to publish to a repository I think it will
> actually publish an ivy file, and not a pom. I don't know if this would be
> acceptable or not in your case.

I dont like poms because they dont let me add extra classpaths for 
things that easily. I do need to extract the dependency tree for the 
official maven configurations "default, compile, runtime, ...".

I think the information is in the metadata; its just a matter of getting 
it into the right shape.

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