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From "Patrick Aikens" <paik...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: IvyDE and properties in ivy.xml files
Date Mon, 25 Aug 2008 19:50:38 GMT
I'm not sure I understand the workaround you're talking about... what
do you mean by "settings specific to IvyDE which merely include your
usual settings + load the properties file in which you define your
versions" - what settings would that be?


On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 2:28 PM, Xavier Hanin <xavier.hanin@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 7:26 PM, Patrick Aikens <paikens@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I've asked this before and received no answers, so I want to try one more
>> time
>> before giving in to maintaining a patch on top of ivy or ivyde...
>>
>> We use ant properties in our ivy.xml files to point to an external file
>> that
>> defines the configurations used in our modules and specify versions of
>> dependencies.  IvyDE doesn't know how to deal with these properties - is
>> there
>> any way to make this work in Eclipse, or would we have to make IvyDE or ivy
>> itself evaluate the properties in Eclipse?  I can't imagine that we're the
>> only
>> ones using properties for dependency versions since it wouldn't be trivial
>> to
>> make sure that all ivy.xml files across a large set of projects keep the
>> version
>> of, say, log4j they use in sync.
>
> The workaround is to use settings specific to IvyDE which merely include
> your usual settings + load the properties file in which you define your
> versions. But I think there's an open issue in IvyDE JIRA asking to support
> properties loading in IvyDE directly to avoid this 'trick', feel free to
> submit a patch.
>
> Xavier
>
>
>
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