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From "Phil Clay (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (IVY-1191) Allow configuration exclusion for resolve/retrieve/publish/etc
Date Wed, 12 May 2010 13:58:41 GMT


Phil Clay commented on IVY-1191:

I take it back.  I'm seeing some weird behavior when using '!'

The delivered ivy.xml file is correct (i.e. the negated confs are not present).

However, the actual artifacts for the included confs are not being published.

When I get some time, I'll try to isolate the problem and a scenario to test.

> Allow configuration exclusion for resolve/retrieve/publish/etc
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: IVY-1191
>                 URL:
>             Project: Ivy
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 2.1.0
>            Reporter: Phil Clay
>            Priority: Minor
> For specifying confs for resolve/retrieve/publish, you can either 
> * explicitly specify confs (e.g. "build,deploy,test"), or 
> * specify all (e.g. "*"), or
> * specify all public (e.g. "*(public)"), or
> * specify all private (e.g. "*(private)")
> All of these work on the principle of inclusion.  i.e. only include those configurations
I have specified.
> I would like the ability to select confs based on exclusion.  i.e. Include everything,
except the ones I have explicitly stated.
> The reason is that our build process, by default, builds a LOT of stuff.  Our developers
have the options of turning off certain things to make the builds faster.  (For example, our
build publishes instrumented artifacts for gathering code coverage data during qa cycles.
 It would be nice to be able to turn off the "instrumented" conf without having to know how
to turn on everything but the "instrumented" conf)
> I'll propose one option.   (There are probably several ways to do this...)
> In the conf string, use the - character to indicate exclusion.  For example:
> * conf="*,-instrumented"  would include everything except the instrumented conf
> * conf="*(public),-instrumented"  would include all public confs except the instrumented
> * conf="build,deploy,test,instrumented,-instrumented"  would only include build, deploy,
test.  I'd like this case to be handled, so we can have a default inclusion string (which
may include everything "*", or be a specific list of inclusions "build,deploy,test,instrumented"),
but also be able to negate certain confs simply by concatinating an exclusion string "-instrumented".

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