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From Nicolas Lalevée (JIRA) <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (IVYDE-208) Ivy Resolve Visualizer
Date Sun, 22 Nov 2009 14:54:39 GMT


Nicolas Lalevée commented on IVYDE-208:

I finally took time to review the patch: great job Jon ! I don't know at all the Zest API
but it looks good :)

I think there is a legal issue here though. All patches have been properly granted for inclusion
in ASF works under the ASL. But it includes work from Ivica Loncar in his [comment of 03/Oct/09
10:07 PM|]
which hasn't any license.
So Ivica could you please attach a file with the code you posted and grant license to ASF
for inclusion in ASF works ?

A little question: why the package containing ILabelDecoratorAlgorithm and its implementation
is named "label" ?

And a nitpicking remark: at the beginning of using it I was searching of how to link the view
with a ivy.xml. I think it would help to have a "Show in Resolve Vizualizer" in the context
menu of the project. And also maybe change the icon in view: the current icon (a magnifying
glass) made me think a search, rather than "open"; probably an icon of an opened folder would
better fit.

Then about the dependency on Zest, should we make it required ? I didn't found the requirement
of Zest itself. IvyDE today is expected to support Eclipse 3.2, but this could change if necessary,
we may want to ask IvyDE users too. I don't know if it is even possible to have an optional
view depending of some dependency, maybe by making it a separate plugin...

> Ivy Resolve Visualizer
> ----------------------
>                 Key: IVYDE-208
>                 URL:
>             Project: IvyDE
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Jon Schneider
>         Attachments: evicted.gif, focus.gif, ivy.xml, ivyde-208.patch, ivyde-208.patch,
ivyde-208.patch, ivyde-208.patch, ivyde-208.patch, screenshot-1.jpg, screenshot-2.jpg, screenshot-3.jpg,
screenshot-4.jpg, screenshot-5.jpg, screenshot-6.jpg
> I am kind of excited about this one.  I would like to be able to see the resolve report
depicted graphically, showing me clearly how particular dependencies wound up on the classpath,
what nodes got evicted, what dependencies a particular transitive dependency has, etc etc.
 Ivy can sometimes fall into the category of "automagically" doing so much for us on the classpath,
that developers can take it for granted.  Especially when a version conflict arises out of
a resolution (by which two different revisions are resolved that aren't under the same eviction
context), I see developers getting very confused.  I hope this visualization will help them

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