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From Richard Hauswald <>
Subject Re: How to use the ivy documentation the right way
Date Thu, 11 Jun 2009 05:34:08 GMT
Found it, this kind of information is placed under reference->introduction.

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 7:17 AM, Richard
Hauswald<> wrote:
> Hello list,
> I'm proud to announce that I managed to build a simple project and my
> own repository. But... well, now that its working in some way I'm
> trying to understand whats going on. The problem I encounter is that I
> don't know the way the ivy documentation should be used. I've noticed
> that according to the FAQ a big advantage of ivy is its documentation.
> Currently I'm trying to figure out the meaning of the attribute type
> of the element artifact under the element publications in ivy.xml
> files. Reference docs says: "the type of the published artifact. It's
> usually its extension, but not necessarily. For instance, ivy files
> are of type 'ivy' but have 'xml' extension". What I need is to
> understand the type concept. From what I've researched from the
> documentation so far I know that type can be ivy and jar. What I want
> to know is what other types may be used. So I had a look at the schema
> for ivy xml files: <xs:attribute name="type" type="xs:string"/> - OK,
> its a string. This tells me that I'm free to use any String. So there
> must be a nice concept of artifact types. But from now I don't have
> any glue where to find the doc on this concept. Of course I'd be happy
> if someone can send me a link to the right location but I don't like
> bothering a mailing list with newbie questions. So what I'm really
> interested in is how the ivy doc is meant to be used or what will I
> have to do in order to get extra information from exactly this kind of
> points(eq question what is the meaning of attribute xyz and whats its
> concept)?
> Thanks,
> Richard

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