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From Ralph Goers <Ralph.Go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: Importing libraries from ibiblio
Date Fri, 14 Jan 2005 14:32:53 GMT
Sylvain Wallez wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I just found (via TSS) Ivy [1], a BSD-licensed Ant task to download 
> dependencies from artifact repositories, including the Maven repo at 
> ibiblio.
>
> I've already seen a number of Ant extensions that aim to provide this 
> feature, but that one looked particuarily interesting to me as this is 
> the first one where dependencies are not describes in the Ant file 
> itself.
>
> What that means is that we can create the list of jars to download 
> from our jars.xml or the gump descriptor, and have them automatically 
> downloaded from the ibiblio repo. Very few modifications on the 
> current build are needed.
>
> That could allow to really reduce the size of both our distro and our 
> SVN repository.
>
> WDYT?
>
> Sylvain

+1


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