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From Mitch Gitman <>
Subject Re: ivy:install task - Comments/Criticisms/Bugs
Date Fri, 09 Apr 2010 02:50:18 GMT
As long as we're talking about public Ivy repositories, this is a good
opportunity to give a shout-out to the SpringSource Enterprise Bundle

Do note that the various non-Spring artifacts published on Spring's Ivy repo
are not literally the original artifacts but rather OSGi-ified bundles of
them. Same JARs+extra metadata.

I will say, Ivy RoundUp has its one distinctive approach to being a public
Ivy repo--centered around the packager resolver and its own decisions as to
Ivy confs--and the SpringSource bundle repo has its own distinctive
approach. Neither approach is more valid and neither repo is a
be-all-and-end-all, but actually it's nice to know that we're seeing at
least the beginnings of a diversity of choices out there for public Ivy
repos just as, well, there are for public Maven repos.

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 7:41 PM, Archie Cobbs <> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Jeff Evans (IT) <
>> wrote:
> > > 1) The Maven 2 repository has more than a little crap in it. <snip>
> >
> I'll say one more thing about Ivy RoundUp and then shut up... :-)
> The whole point of Ivy RoundUp is to create a *sane* repository with
> reliable and precise configuration and dependency information. Right now
> there are 231 separate modules and 617 distinct revisions, but there is
> always the need for more.
> If people want to be part of the solution (instead of just complaining :-)
> please join us. Everyone benefits from the "network effect" of people
> contributing ivy.xml files for the modules that they care about and use
> every day. In that way it's a project very much in the open source spirit.
> I'll also note that you don't have to use Ivy RoundUp exclusively, as you
> can chain it together with other repositories, so it's not an
> all-or-nothing
> commitment to use it (although of course maven can sometimes make this
> difficult too).
> Thanks,
> -Archie
> --
> Archie L. Cobbs

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