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From "KARR, DAVID" <>
Subject RE: How to deal with several "provided" artifacts from different frameworks
Date Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:49:40 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Heyns []
> Sent: Monday, January 13, 2014 11:06 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: How to deal with several "provided" artifacts from different
> frameworks
> Have you looked into setting your own repository manager up ? Archiva is a
> quick setup and allows you to cache multiple external repositories in a
> known location(s), and have them setup in an easy accessible manner for
> ivy..

We're using Nexus.  However, I'm looking at options here for resolving the jars for these
two frameworks on the local disk.  It's very likely that they will already be present, in
a very consistent absolute location for each of them.

> On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 9:18 AM, KARR, DAVID <> wrote:
> > I'm continuing to look at the large multi-module Ant build I work with, to
> > see if I could clean this up a bit by integrating Ivy.
> >
> > I'm not just looking at how to clean up the build, but to make it easier
> > for developers to work with checked-out projects in Eclipse.
> >
> > Besides the somewhat haphazard way we reference simple third-party and
> > internal artifacts (all of which I see how I can Ivy-ize), we also use two
> > large frameworks that encompass several jars each, and both of those jar
> > sets are "provided" artifacts, like the use of "provided" artifacts in
> > Maven, where we want to make them available at compile time, but those
> > artifacts are not to be assembled into the deployable component, as they
> > will be available at runtime, however the framework does it.
> >
> > Presently, these "provided" frameworks are specified in our Eclipse
> > projects as "variables", but this is messy.
> >
> > If I end up specifying these numerous jars in ivy dependencies, it would
> > be nice if I could group them, so it's clear what list of jars is part of
> > framework "foo", and which is part of framework "bar".  You could do this
> > with Maven by specifying a pom that just lists those artifacts, and having
> > projects reference that pom.
> >

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