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From "Ryan Bloom" <rbl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] build / test system
Date Tue, 21 Feb 2006 02:48:39 GMT
This actually sounds a lot like Ivy to me.  We used jpackage to
accomplish a good portion of this back at redhat, but at Peopleclick,
we are moving towards an ivy-centered approach.

Ryan

On 2/20/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
> Will it use a maven repository?  This sounds like a lot of the
> functionality in Maven.  Whether you like Maven or not, the fact that
> there are large repositories of jars is great, so I hope your friend
> will take advantage of that.
>
> David Tanzer wrote:
> > A friend of mine is currently developing a program to manage Java
> > project resources (jars and others) called "gc resource repository"
> > (gc-rr):
> >
> > http://dev.guglhupf.net/commons/rr/index.html
> >
> > Some of the features are:
> >
> > * Central resource repository to share resources between multiple
> >   projects.
> >   * Needed resource are downloaded and stored in a local repository.
> >   * Dependencies between resources are solved.
> >   * Setup the classpath with all needed resources (jars).
> >   * Start java progams with the needed resources.
> >   * Ant integration to setup the classpath.
> >   * Modular ant build script support
> >   * Eclipse classpath builder to setup the classpath in eclipse.
> >
> > You may want to take a look at it. It is distributed under the Apache
> > License, and I guess I could convince Rene Pirringer (the main developer
> > of gc-rr) to contribute it to Apache Harmony if this is desired.
> >
> > Best Regards,
> > David Tanzer
> >
> > On Tue, 2006-02-14 at 11:01 +0000, George Harley wrote:
> >> Hi Alexey,
> >>
> >> The "usetimestamp" attribute of Ant's "get" task kind of offers this
> >> functionality. Setting the attribute value to "true" means that the
> >> download only proceeds if the local copy of the resource is missing or
> >> stale.
> >>
> >> There is more information on this at
> >> http://ant.apache.org/manual/CoreTasks/get.html
> >>
> >> Best regards,
> >> George
> >> IBM UK
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Alexey Petrenko wrote:
> >>>> Well, it would be nice. However I don't like build scripts that depend
on
> >>>> network.
> >>>>
> >>> Yes, there should be the possibility to download needed jars once and
> >>> forget about network.
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>  Alexey A. Petrenko
> >>> Intel Middleware Products Division
> >>>
>


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Ryan Bloom
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rbloom@gmail.com

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