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From "Xavier Hanin" <xavier.ha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Ivy RoundUp Repository - feedback requested
Date Fri, 18 Apr 2008 10:13:51 GMT
On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 6:22 AM, Chris Hane <chrishane@gmail.com> wrote:

> Archie - thanks!
>
> I think have a meta repository is a great step.  I have been following ivy
> for a while.  I have on my todo list to replace (enhance) our project build
> files to use Ivy.  However, I have been dragging my feet because I don't
> want to build all of the ivy files that I will need.  I think having a
> repository where ivy files can be shared is great - it's just icing that we
> can have a plugin for ivy to do a lot of the repacking work.
>
> I've noticed that you put up an initial list of ivy files.  Do you have a
> process for adding more?  Submit patches to the issue tracker?
>
> Also, a general request - does anyone have a hibernate ivy file they would
> like to contribute?

You have some here:
https://opensvn.csie.org/ivyrepsandbox/hibernate/hibernate/

Xavier


> That's always been the one I started with and have always stopped with it
> due to lack of time to figure everything out.
>
> Chris....
>
>
> Archie Cobbs wrote:
>
> > Hello fellow Ivy users,
> >
> > I'd like to announce a new little project I've started, and ask for your
> > feedback (and help, if interested).
> >
> > This project has two basic parts...
> >
> >   1. *Builder Resolver*<
> > http://ivyroundup.googlecode.com/svn/wiki/files/builder.html>:
> >   a new Ivy resolver that accesses ivy files and "build instructions"
> > from an
> >   online "builder" repository. "Builder" repositories contain ivy.xml
> > files
> >   but no artifacts. To get the artifacts, the build instructions are
> >   downloaded from the repository and executed locally. These
> > instructions
> >   specify additional resource(s) to download and how to build the
> > artifacts
> >   from them, for example, by downloading a project's original
> > distribution
> >   archive directly from their web site and extracting the desired
> > artifacts.
> >   2. *Ivy RoundUp Repository* <http://ivyroundup.googlecode.com/>: an
> >   online, open-source community "Builder" repository for all Ivy users.
> >
> > Please click the links for more info and documentation.
> >
> > I am lobbying to get the builder resolver added into Ivy itself; right
> > now
> > it's still in patch form (you can download a pre-built ivy.jar from the
> > project website).
> >
> > Some motivations for starting this project:
> >
> >   1. Ivyrep is no longer maintained, but we need a decent community Ivy
> >   repository that everyone can share
> >   2. Hosting hundreds of large files that are just copies of the same
> >   files available elsewhere is expensive and redundant, so let's avoid
> > doing
> >   that
> >   3. 99% of projects out there do not publish ivy.xml files, so we need
> >   a community project that focuses on developing and maintaining them
> >   4. To get the most out of Ivy, there needs to be a consistent set of
> >   guidelines for creating ivy.xml files: how to choose organization
> > names,
> >   philosophy for defining configurations, etc. A community project
> > supported
> >   by Ivy users can provide this.
> >
> > What I want to do is gauge interest in this idea and ask for any
> > volunteers
> > who'd like to start adding and maintaining meta-data for their favorite
> > projects. The Ivy RoundUp repository is online now, though only as a
> > proof-of-concept (it only contains a few modules so far). Take a look
> > and
> > you should be able to get the general idea:
> > http://ivyroundup.googlecode.com/
> >
> > In the worst case, if nobody else is interested, I will just use this
> > for
> > myself -- it's already working better than what I was doing (i.e.,
> > checking
> > in giant ZIP files into Subversion and creating a project for every one
> > to
> > publish into our private Ivy repository), and in any case the work of
> > setting it up is already done. Note also anyone could create their own
> > private builder repository using this project as well.
> >
> > In the best case, we'll put together a piece of infrastructure that all
> > Ivy
> > users can really benefit from.
> >
> > Let me know what you think.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > -Archie
> >
> >


-- 
Xavier Hanin - Independent Java Consultant
http://xhab.blogspot.com/
http://ant.apache.org/ivy/
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