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From Steve Miller <>
Subject Re: Ivy dependency revision for releasing vs development
Date Fri, 05 Nov 2010 16:57:05 GMT
True, we have a separate box. If I were to build a release from my
machine, I would make a "release" ant task that would either:
1) Clear my local repository before building.
2) Point to a different ivy settings file that didn't include the local repo.

If I think of something else, I'll let you know.

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 12:51 PM, Mike Quilleash
<> wrote:
> Thanks for the reply Steve.
> I guess maybe this is a function of us doing releases from the same machines that we
develop on (small company!) so in my case the release can "see" a local repository with dev
releases which would be bad for latest.integration.  I'm guessing in your case your release
builds are done on a dedicated machine so you don't get this problem?
> Cheers.
> Mike.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Miller []
> Sent: 05 November 2010 16:31
> To:
> Subject: Re: Ivy dependency revision for releasing vs development
> Hi Mike,
> The way I do it is to always use latest.integration when referring to
> other modules that I publish. That way, the release build will pick up
> the latest revision in my shared repository. But if I need to change
> both modules, I do what you said, publish the "core" to the local
> repo, and so my dev environment will pick up the local copy.
> If there are better ways, please let us know, but this seems to work
> pretty well for me.
> Steve
> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 12:18 PM, Mike Quilleash
> <> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> In my company we have a core project "core" and many client specific projects "client1",
"client2" etc.  Each revision of a client project will depend on a specific version of the
"core" project.
>> So I would have something like this...
>>      <dependency name="core" rev="1.0.0"/>
>> In the ivy.xml for my "client1".  This is all fine.
>> Now I if happen to be making a change to core and wanting to test client1 against
it I do the following.
>> - Change core
>> - Run core publish build step to publish to a local resolver
>> - Change client1 ivy.xml to latest.integration
>> - Run client1 retrieve build step to pull local version of core
>> - Test client1 with new core version
>> Now the bit I don't like is changing the ivy.xml.  I don't mind editing the file
as such but it's easy to check it back to source control with the revision set to latest.integration
at which point the next build will not be using 1.0.0 anymore.  In my mind the ivy.xml should
only be touched to change 1.0.0 -> 1.1.0 or similar.
>> How can I avoid touching the source-controlled copy of ivy.xml in the local build/publish/retrieve/test
cycle?  Can I perhaps in the client1 project have a file that is not in source control and
overrides the revision of a particular ivy dependency?
>> Appreciate any suggestions.
>> Mike.

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