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Subject svn commit: r707206 - in /ant/ivy/core/branches/2.0.0-rc2/doc: release-notes.html toc.json
Date Wed, 22 Oct 2008 21:46:19 GMT
Author: maartenc
Date: Wed Oct 22 14:46:18 2008
New Revision: 707206

preparing for RC2 release


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+<h2>2.0.0-rc2 Release Notes</h2>
+1. What is Apache Ivy?
+2. Status of this release
+3. Major Changes in this Release
+4. Migrating from Jayasoft Ivy to Apache Ivy
+5. How to Get Involved
+6. How to Report Issues
+7. Committers and Contributors for this release
+8. List of Changes in this Release   
+<h3>1. What is Apache Ivy?</h3>
+Apache Ivy is a tool for managing (recording, tracking, resolving and reporting) project
+It is characterized by the following:
+   1. flexibility and configurability 
+   		Apache Ivy is essentially process agnostic and is not tied to any 
+   		methodology or structure. 
+   		Instead it provides the necessary flexibility and configurability 
+   		to be adapted to a broad range of dependency management and build 
+   		processes.
+   2. tight integration with Apache Ant
+   		while available as a standalone tool, Apache Ivy works particularly well 
+   		with Apache Ant providing a number of powerful Ant tasks ranging 
+   		from dependency resolution to dependency reporting and publication.
+<h3>2. Status of this release</h3> 
+This is the second release candidate of Ivy targetting 2.0.0. 
+As a release candidate version, we strongly encourage the use of this version for testing
and validation.
+From now on, features are frozen until final 2.0.0 version, only bug fixes may be applied
before 2.0.0.
+If no outstanding bugs are reported with this release candidate, it will promoted to 2.0.0
about two weeks after this release candidate. 
+The current production quality version is still 1.4.1, which has not been produced within
the Apache Software Foundation.
+<h3>3. Major Changes in this Release</h3>
+This section describes what has changed between version 1.4.1 and this version of Apache
Ivy which may cause incompatibilities. For a full list of detailed changes, please refer to
CHANGES.txt file.
+This new version of Apache Ivy is almost fully compatible with 1.4 version as long as you
do not use custom plugins: Ivy API has changed, but not its behavior.
+Some tasks and configuration elements have been renamed, but the old versions
+are still available, they are only deprecated (you will see deprecated warnings). 
+<h4>3.1. Java Package Name Changes</h4>
+All of the Ivy Java package names have changed in Apache Ivy. They now start 
+with org.apache rather than fr.jayasoft. There have been other changes as well. 
+Important refactorings have done on the source code to ease the understanding
+of Ivy internal architecture by new developers.
+A class named org.apache.ivy.Ivy14 is provided with an API compatible with the
+fr.jayasoft.Ivy class of Ivy 1.4.1, to ease migration to this new version.
+<h4>3.2. Configuration replaced by Settings</h4>
+Configuration used to have two meanings in prior Ivy versions, causing some confusion with
new users.
+To avoid this confusion, Apache Ivy calls settings instead of configuration the files used
to customize Ivy. Configuration is still used for module configurations.
+Besides the changes in the documentation, this renaming also imply a modification in settings
files, which now use ivysettings as root element instead of ivyconf, and settings instead
of conf element to define top level defaults (such as defaultCache, ...).
+Previous names have been deprecated, so previous settings files can still be used, but you
will see a deprecation warning.
+<h4>3.3. Public resolver in default settings is now ibiblio in m2 compatible mode</h4>
+In previous versions Ivy used to use the ivyrep resolver as default public resolver, but
ivyrep is no longer maintained, while maven 2 repository on ibiblio is growing rapidly.
+Since Ivy is compatible with maven 2 repository, defaulting to the ibiblio maven 2 repository
makes more sense.
+If you have any issue of backward compatibility with these new settings, you can simply set
the following ant property before loading the settings (implicitly or explicitly):
+<h4>3.4. Relative paths resolution</h4>
+Relative paths resolution in Ivy used to be resolved against the current directory. 
+In 2.0, relative path resolution is done like this:
+* In an Ivy file, paths are relative to the Ivy file itself (the only possible path 
+  in an Ivy file is for configurations declaration inclusion)
+* In settings files, paths for file inclusion (namely properties file loading and 
+  settings inclusion) are relative to the directory in which the settings file is 
+  located. All other paths must be absolute unless explicitly noted.
+* In Ivy Ant tasks and Ivy parameters or options, paths are relative to Ivy base 
+  directory, which when called from Ant is the same as your Ant basedir.
+This may break your dependency resolution if you used to use relative paths for configuration
file inclusion.
+<h4>3.5 Ivyrep ivyroot attribute is now mandatory</h4>
+If you still use the ivyrep resolver, you will need to provide an ivyroot.
+To restore the previous behavior, use ivyroot="".
+Since Ivyrep is not maintained anymore, we recommend moving away from this repository anyway.
+<h4>3.6 alwaysCheckExactRevision now defaults to false</h4>
+This property common to many resolvers is used to tell the resolver if the raw revision should
be tested even when the revision is dynamic. This is used in very few use cases, so we decided
to change the default to false.
+If you want to set the default to true, set 'ivy.default.always.check.exact.revision' to

+'true' before loading Ivy settings.
+<h3>4. Migrating from Jayasoft Ivy to Apache Ivy</h3>
+Besides what is stated in "3. Major Changes in this Release"
+Apache Ivy is fully compatible with Jayasoft Ivy as long as you do not use 
+custom plugins.
+This means that you can use Apache Ivy as a drop in replacement of Jayasoft Ivy
+in most cases.
+However due to the the renaming of configuration files to settings files, we
+strongly suggest to update your configuration files:
+- rename the files called ivyconf*.xml in ivysettings*.xml
+- rename 'ivyconf' element in 'ivysettings'
+- rename 'conf' element of those settings file in 'settings'
+We also suggest using the new org.apache.ivy.ant package name for the antlib declaration.
+Migrating custom plugins can be done by using the org.apache.ivy.Ivy14 class
+instead of fr.jayasoft.ivy.Ivy, and reorganizing your imports to reflect the 
+changes in the package names.
+<h3>5. How to Get Involved</h3>
+The Apache Ivy project really needs and appreciates any contributions, 
+including documentation help, source code and feedback.  If you are interested
+in contributing, please visit
+<h3>6. How to Report Issues</h3>
+The Apache Ivy project uses JIRA for issue tracking.  Please report any 
+issues you find at
+<h3>7. Committers and Contributors for this Release</h3>
+Here is the list of people who have contributed source code and documentation
+to this release. Many thanks to all of them, and also to the whole Ivy community
+contributing ideas and feedback, and promoting the use of Ivy. The list would be too long,
but Ivy couldn't be what it is without you!
+ Committers
+	Maarten Coene
+	Xavier Hanin
+	Nicolas Lalevee
+	Gilles Scokart
+ Contributors
+	Scott Hebert
+	Phil Messenger
+	Randy Nott
+	Tom Widmer
+	Chris Wood
+	Patrick Woodworth
+	Jaroslaw Wypychowski
+For the list of people who have contributed since Ivy inception, see CHANGES.txt file.
+<h3>8. List of Changes in this Release</h3>
+For a full release history of Ivy see the file CHANGES.txt
+For details about the following changes, check our JIRA install at 
+List of changes since Ivy 2.0.0-rc1:
+- NEW: Allow authentication credentials to be specified in settings file (IVY-943) (thanks
to Randy Nott)
+- IMPROVEMENT: Error messages on use of relative paths can be cyrptic (IVY-909)
+- IMPROVEMENT: Maven accepts illegal XML for its pom's, Ivy not (IVY-921)
+- IMPROVEMENT: Ivy should set the ${basedir} property (IVY-953)
+- FIX: NullPointerException in AbstractPatternsBasedResolver when organization is null (IVY-928)
+- FIX: NullPointerException when Ivy cannot locate pom parent (IVY-927)
+- FIX: Cannot configure items with attributes (IVY-905)
+- FIX: Environment properties in ivy settings are no longer resolved (IVY-907)
+- FIX: Resolve failed on certain proxy environment (IVY-911)
+- FIX: Ivy can't handle bare POM ${groupId} property (IVY-913) (thanks to Tom Widmer)
+- FIX: Properties needed to parse version in POM (IVY-914) (thanks to Tom Widmer)
+- FIX: build.xml: checkstyle + checkstyle-report dont work together (IVY-919)
+- FIX: Maven packaging of "pom" should add a "jar" artifact if present (IVY-920)
+- FIX: StackOverflow when using ivy:settings with "ivy.instance" as id (IVY-924)
+- FIX: Maven Pom reader doesn't handle optional dependencies correctly in some instances
(IVY-926) (thanks to Phil Messenger)
+- FIX: ivy:settings doesn't work if id is a property (IVY-925)
+- FIX: HttpClientHandler hanging in certain cases (IVY-930) (thanks to Scott Hebert)
+- FIX: Can't download files containing space or + in their names by HTTP (IVY-923)
+- FIX: Maven2 parser doesn't support POMs with <model> as root (IVY-932)
+- FIX: Default retrieve, publish and deliver patterns doesn't include the [classifier] token
+- FIX: Can't use latest.release for pom dependencies (IVY-936)
+- FIX: Unable to resolve snapshot versions depending on xml elements order (IVY-940)
+- FIX: pre-resolve-dependency event doesn't export branch information (IVY-941) (thanks to
Jaroslaw Wypychowski)
+- FIX: cachefileset produces an empty fileset when the cache refers to libs in directories
that only have the root directory in common (IVY-948) (thanks to Chris Wood)
+- FIX: Extra Attributes specified in the Dependency's Module Descriptor are not available
to resolvers (IVY-929) (thanks to Scott Hebert)
+- FIX: Support for passing arbitrary arguments to the -main invoked class when using the
standalone mode is severely limited (IVY-952) (thanks to Patrick Woodworth)
+- FIX: Correctly set ivy.resolved.configurations property when the conf string includes a
negation operator (IVY-951) (thanks to Patrick Woodworth)
+- FIX: Maven pom license url can contain xml entities (IVY-950)
+- FIX: Maven pom license has name as optional element (IVY-949)
+- FIX: Ivy doesn't throw an error when the parent POM cannot be loaded (IVY-931)
+- DOCUMENTATION: Filesystem resolver: talks about "patterns" but does not mention these must
become absolute file paths (IVY-910)
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         "children": [
+              "id":"release-notes",
+              "title":"Release Notes",
+              "children": [
+                ]
+            },
+            {
               "children": [

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