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From Tom McGlynn <>
Subject Re: ivy management advise
Date Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:51:48 GMT
Consider using the branch attribute of dependency:

<dependency name="foo" branch="release" />
<dependency name="bar" branch="continuousintegration" />

Use [branch] in your resolver patterns.

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 1:42 PM, Sven Zethelius <> wrote:

> We have multiple repositories representing the status of the modules
> within (e.g. a release repository, releasecandidate, continuousintegration,
> etc).  Multiple teams within the company publish to these repositories so
> the modules can be shared.  We've structured the chain resolver with the
> most stable repository first, decending in order of stability, and using to
> returnFirst="true" to pick up the most stable build.  This allows us to say
> rev="[1.0,2.0[" and pick up the release version 1.1, but not try to get the
> continuousintegration that another team hasn't yet said was stable.
>  Alternatively the team that needs the can rev="[1.2,2.0[" to pick
> up the continuousintegration build.
> The tension in this setup is that often times a team wants the
> continuousintegration of modules they are working on, and having to update
> the ivy file each time to do a build can be burdensome.  Often times, teams
> switch the returnFirst flag, but that has the downside of risking finding
> continuousintegration from other teams.
> Does anyone have advice?
> I was thinking maybe needing a custom Resolver that would allow the
> declaration of the Resolver at the dependency (e.g. the most stable chain
> or the most relevant).  This would allow a module to declare the
> dependencies it only wants to see stable revisions for,  while other
> dependencies to use the unstable revisions.  Thoughts?
> <dependency name="foo" resolver="stable" />
> <dependency name="bar" resolver="unstable" />

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