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From Harald Braumann <>
Subject Re: specify versions separate from dependencies
Date Wed, 27 Feb 2008 18:17:20 GMT
On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 18:56:44 +0100
"Xavier Hanin" <> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 6:47 PM, Niklas Matthies
> <> wrote:
> > Also the name "dependencyManagement" is really, really bad. :)
> > *Everything* in an ivy file is about dependendency management.
> > At least make it "dependency-override" or something like that.
> >
> > [Note: I've never used Maven. Adopting non-descriptive names from
> > Maven just to make Maven users feel more comfortable with a feature
> > which (probably) does almost-but-not-exactly the same thing as in
> > Maven feels like a really bad trade-off to me. ;)]
> I agree, it's a bad idea. dependency-override sounds like a much
> better name, if we only put dependency overriding here. Someone
> suggested to merge the conflicts/manager with this, since both
> actually tweak the way transitive dependencies are handled. Maybe we
> could find a better and more explicit syntax which could address both
> concerns? Suggestions, anyone?
I, too, agree that dependencyManagement is not the best of all names.
And also note that I'm looking into ivy because I'm not satisfied with
maven. So by all means, don't try to copy maven. I just used it as an
example because it's the system I know.


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