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From Dave Brosius <>
Subject Re: Why should I use a dependencies manager?
Date Sun, 07 Feb 2010 16:06:48 GMT
Two admittedly weak arguments are:

1) It's self documenting. It's easier to know what versions of what 3rd 
party libs you are using
2) It's easier to upgrade to a newer version.

CBy wrote:
> Hi,
> I like to setup my projects in such a way that new users can check 
> them out from our subversion repository and are ready to go. For 
> managing dependencies, I have been experimenting with both Maven Ant 
> Tasks and Ivy. Now that I have to choose between them, I seem to have 
> forgotten why I started this exercise in the first place. Granted, 
> checking in log4j and other libraries that I use in almost every 
> project is not very efficient, but who cares? It's simple, has none of 
> the bootstrapping problems, and disk space is not really a concern 
> nowadays. I like simple. Is there a compelling reason not to do it 
> this way? (I've read the FAQ, but was not really convinced so far.)
> CBy

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