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From "Marziou, Gael" <>
Subject RE: IvyDE 2.0.0.beta1 does not download sources nor javadocs
Date Wed, 18 Feb 2009 14:03:17 GMT
Hi Nicolas,

Don't you think the use case I described below makes sense?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marziou, Gael 
> Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 3:20 PM
> To:
> Subject: RE: IvyDE 2.0.0.beta1 does not download sources nor javadocs
> > What has been removed in beta1 is the use case where in the ivy.xml 
> > the sources are not declared. So IvyDE was trying itself 
> without the 
> > Ivy API to get some sources, based on the "source suffixes".
> > I think reenabling this feature will be a waste of http connection 
> > resources and so responsiveness for some incomplete ivy.xml.
> Well, I think it's unfortunate that this behaviour was 
> removed because that was one of the reasons I "sold" Ivy to my team.
> What about making it optional if you are concerned by performance?
> Also, being forced to edit the ivy.xml to add sources and 
> javadocs is not very user friendly especially when you are 
> using a maven proxy like Nexus or Artifactory. In this 
> situation, most of the users will rely on the retrieved pom 
> and may not want to create an ivy.xml just for getting 
> javadocs and sources added to their Eclipse build path.
> Thanks,
> Gael
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