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From Nikos Maris <>
Subject Re: ivy4r vs buildr
Date Mon, 23 Aug 2010 07:57:59 GMT
Is there any partial Ivy support in the svn? Ivy4r seems to be a dead project.

Nikos Maris
Software Engineer
IMC Technologies SA

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 4:48 AM, Alex Boisvert <> wrote:
> On Sunday, August 22, 2010, Nikos Maris <> wrote:
>> Why does buildr provide dependency management when there is already
>> Ivy? Does it make sense to make the transitive method use ivy4r in an
>> upcoming buildr release? Having a fork of Ivy that is less
>> configurable but simpler, is something that I wished when I started
>> these days to learn Ivy.
> What buildr does today is the minimum/easiest that could accomodate
> people without reinventing Ivy.
> Yes, the plan is to reuse Ivy (or a subset) to complete transitive
> dependency support.  It will likely be an opinionated approach, with
> many choices taken out of what's possible to do with Ivy, aligning
> ourselves with Maven in terms of compatibility, and favoring
> determinism.
> For people who want full Ivy support, Buildr would defer to the Ivy4r plugin.
> The timeframe for this seems to be Buildr 1.5 -- hopefully before the
> end of 2010 but no guarantees.
> alex

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