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From Archie Cobbs <archie.co...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ivy:install task - Comments/Criticisms/Bugs
Date Fri, 09 Apr 2010 14:15:57 GMT
Yep, OSGi is a great system. There really needs to be an effort to create a
unified repository and dependency system that combines the best aspects of
maven, ivy, and OSGi. Right now you can't get a complete solution in one
place.

-Archie

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 9:50 PM, Mitch Gitman <mgitman@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> Repository:
> http://www.springsource.com/repository/app/
>
> 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 <archie.cobbs@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Jeff Evans (IT) <
> > Jeffrey.Evans@morganstanley.com> 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
> >
>



-- 
Archie L. Cobbs

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