ant-ivy-user mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Matt Benson <>
Subject Re: [IVYDE] eclipse file locking problem in ivy cache
Date Mon, 22 Feb 2010 14:31:19 GMT
   I'm personally pretty sure that the jars are locked by Eclipse and  
not so much by Ivy.  If you're using Windows, you can use a  
downloadable utility called Unlocker to, well, unlock the jars.   
After you've done this, however, Eclipse will probably throw  
innumerable errors until you throw your hands up in despair and/or  
disgust, shut it down, and restart.  The lesson to take away is that  
Eclipse is what has the jars locked; this is strongly implicated by  
the fact that I personally more or less never use the workspace  
resolver.  I suspect that retrieving the artifacts rather than using  
them from cache would help to some degree, though I've not yet  
investigated this possibility.


On Feb 22, 2010, at 5:09 AM, Marcel Wagner wrote:

> We use in our projects a SNAPSHOT working model, so we publish a  
> lot SNAPSHOT.jar files. Ivy supports this through  
> checkmodified="true", to include also the date into its resolve  
> strategy. On the command line, through ivy/ant all is fine. In  
> eclipse there is a problem, the jars for each projects are in the  
> cache directory, so all the projects locks the SNAPSHOT.jar. Now  
> publishing a new SNAPSHOT.jar is useless in IvyDE, IvyDE can't  
> replace the jar in the cache, it seems locked through other  
> projects referencing the SNAPHOT.jar. ;-( So IvyDE should release  
> all jars files in all projects classpath containers before making a  
> resolve or the jars should retrieved in their own directory for  
> each project like ivy is doing.
> Regards,
> Marcel

View raw message