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From Harald Braumann <ha...@unheit.net>
Subject Re: specify versions separate from dependencies
Date Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:47:40 GMT
On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 17:04:24 +0100
"Xavier Hanin" <xavier.hanin@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Niklas Matthies
> <ml_ivy-user@nmhq.net> wrote:
> 
> > On Wed 2008-02-27 at 16:50h, Xavier Hanin wrote on ivy-user:
> > :
> > > Personnally I was just thinking about something very similar to
> > > maven dependency management feature, with slight adaptation to
> > > Ivy syntax.
> > >
> > > Something like:
> > > <ivy-module version="2.0">
> > >   <info ... />
> > >   <dependencies>
> > >   </dependencies>
> > >   <dependencyManagement>
> > >     <dependency org="foo" name="bar" rev="1.0"  />
> > >   </dependencyManagement>
> > > </ivy-module>
> >
> > How would this be different from a regular dependency with a "force"
> > attribute?
> 
> It's different only in concept: I don't like having to add a
> dependency declaration when your module don't actually depend on
> something. Later you can wonder why you have this dependency. That's
> why we have the conflicts section in Ivy files. So I think this kind
> of dependency version overloading deserves a new feature.
> 
Full ACK.

harry

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