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From Alex Foreman <>
Subject Re: using ivy for non-java dependencies
Date Thu, 25 Mar 2010 15:01:27 GMT
Take a look at Triggers:

at the end there is an example of an unzip.


On 25 March 2010 14:55, Clarke, Trevor <> wrote:
> I work on an application primarily written in C++ and we've been
> searching for a better dependency management system. We'll have to write
> something if we can't find a suitable alternative.
> Looking at ivy, it appears to have all the features we need (transitive
> dependencies, multiple package repository support, multiple
> configuration support, etc.) However, I'm wondering if I can use it for
> non-java projects. We have a bunch of .zip files with pre-built
> libraries and include files. We'd need to have ivy download and unzip
> them to a workspace where our existing build system can locate them. Is
> this something that's easy to accomplish? Where should I start looking?
> I've read enough to believe that the standalone ivy (without ant) is
> probably what I need but I'm not sure how to go about configuring ivy to
> perform the unzip.
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