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From "Xavier Hanin" <>
Subject Re: Open source ivy files project?
Date Wed, 16 Apr 2008 06:38:27 GMT
On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 8:44 PM, Archie Cobbs <> wrote:

> Xavier,
> Please take a look at the latest Builder resolver patch
> (here<
> and let me know what else is needed before this is suitable for inclusion
> in
> Ivy. Hopefully it's pretty close (the documentation gives a good
> overview).

 The link gives a 404, so I can only say what I think of the patch you
attached in your last e-mail. IMO, the patch quality is good overall. I
think it still requires some more test (I don't think there's a test of
m2resource for instance), and also some more comments in the code: I know
Ivy code itself is not a very good example, but including code means
maintaining it, and some more comments, especially in the xslt, may help.

Besides the code quality, we need to evaluate the usefulness for the
community. ATM, even though I like the idea, it seems the number of people
interested is still low. Moreover, this resolver could be provided as a
plugin, and as such don't really *require* to be included in Ivy core. So
maybe you could start by providing it as an easy to use plugin, then we'd
integrate it in Ivy core once the community interest will be large enough.
We can still add a link or two in the official documentation (in the
resolvers and links page for instance) to favor the adoption. OTOH, I
encourage you to ping the ivy user mailing list about this project, you can
even do it once a month to report progress and encourage people to join.
Blogging and announcing is also a good way to get traffic and raise a

> I'd also appreciate any comments on the roundup web
> site<>and am looking for any
> interested contributors/maintainers to join the
> project.

As I said in my previous e-mail I think better name consistency would really
help. I don't have enough time to get actively involved ATM, but I'd be
happy to at least share my ideas, so ping me if you create a dedicated
mailing list (you can also use ivy user list at the beginning).


> Thanks,
> -Archie
> --
> Archie L. Cobbs

Xavier Hanin - Independent Java Consultant

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