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From Miguel Griffa <>
Subject Re: Is there a real(!) advantage of Ivy over placing the depends in the VCS
Date Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:21:13 GMT
Personally I addressed this issue by creating  acustom repository (a simple
dir actually). It is also usefull to migrate jars from VCS, since when I
migrate a project, I copy jars from project to our repo. If jars are
available on the net, better, but I get sure with this setup. Ivy lets you
configure patterns in sucha a way that you only need on dir with jars.
Hope this helps


On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 8:54 AM, Sebastian Krysmanski <> wrote:

> Hello,
> recently someone recommended Ivy to me because he saw that we were hosting
> our project dependencies in our Subversion repository. I took this
> opportunity to have a look at Ivy and on first glance Ivy seemed very nice.
> 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 we were using Ivy this would result in the project no longer being able
> to be built. If we're placing the libraries in our SVN repository however,
> the project could still be built. How does Ivy "address" this drawback? Is
> there any commonly used solution to solve this problem?
> Regards
> Sebastian

Miguel Griffa

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