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From "Sebastian Krysmanski" <>
Subject AW: Is there a real(!) advantage of Ivy over placing the depends in the VCS
Date Fri, 11 Sep 2009 09:32:51 GMT
> > However I see a major disadvantage over dependencies in a VCS
repository: If
> > a project is dormant for a longer period of time an artifact (i.e. a
> > library) may longer be available (in a certain, required version or the
> > repository may not exist anymore).

> If you download all your dependencies from a Maven repository (check  
> the ivyroundup project on googlecode) you are immune to that problem  
> (as long as the library is available on that repo; but it's Maven's  
> point).

For me, that's true. But if anyone else (who hasn't done this) wants to
compile the project he/she can't do this if the dependency has gone.

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