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From "Stepan Koltsov (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (IVY-1195) feature request: retrying resolver wrapper
Date Sun, 06 Jun 2010 17:19:56 GMT
feature request: retrying resolver wrapper

                 Key: IVY-1195
             Project: Ivy
          Issue Type: New Feature
          Components: Core
    Affects Versions: 2.1.0
            Reporter: Stepan Koltsov

I'm requesting a retrying resolver.


Retrying resolver delegates resolution to configured child resolver. If child resolver fails,
if requests child to perform a resolution again after some time.


  <retry name="default" timeout="5m" start="10s" exp="1.5">
    <svn .../>

In the example above, "default" resolver will try call SVN resolver to resolve dependencies,
if SVN resolver fails, it will be called again after 10s, then after 15s, then after 27s,
and so on, but not after 5 minutes after resolver start.


We have build server, that builds projects right after commit. Projects depend on concrete
revisions of another projects, revisions are specified in ivy.xml (say, "app" depends on "lib").
Sometimes developers commit to dependent project  "app" immediately after commit to the base
project "lib". And in this case there is a high chance, that base project "lib" is not yet
built (so artifact is not published) at the time of dependent project "app" ivy:resolve task
run. So build of dependent project "app" fails.

Retry task could resolve this situation: dependent project "app" build start will be delayed
until completion of "lib" build.

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