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From Norris Shelton <>
Subject Re: Downloading javadoc and source
Date Thu, 17 May 2007 12:47:55 GMT
How would I go about downloading sources or javadoc for something that has them?

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From: Xavier Hanin <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 9:41:54 AM
Subject: Re: Downloading javadoc and source

On 5/16/07, Norris Shelton <> wrote:

> Is there any plan to allow IVY to download the source and javadoc for
> dependencies like Maven does?

It depends on what you mean by 'allow'. Ivy is able to download the
artifacts you want, all you have to do is declare them. The problem is with
maven 2 pom, we don't have the meta information about if a source and
javadoc artifact is present or not, so we assume they are not, otherwise Ivy
would complain about a missing artifact. OTOH in latest IvyDE we have
automatic download and attachment of javadoc and sources for maven
dependencies. It's not too diffiult to ask Ivy to download artifacts you
want using the Ivy API. If we want something in the core without being too
m2 specific, we would have to introduce something like an optional artifact:
an artifact declared in a module descriptor (the memory representation of
poms and ivy files once parsed by Ivy) so that Ivy would try to download it,
but not complain if it doesn't exist.

But it really depend on what you actually need.



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