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From "Xavier Hanin" <>
Subject Re: Nant version of Ivy
Date Thu, 28 Aug 2008 08:28:42 GMT
On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 9:55 PM, <> wrote:

> Is there any ongoing effort to produce a .NET/NAnt version of Ivy?  (I
> suppose this would be "NIvy".)

I don't think so.

> I find myself wondering if this can be easily done by using IKVM to convert
> the
> Ivy bytecode to IL along with NAnt based clones of the Ivy Ant tasks.
> Any guidance on the most practical/expedient approach?  Any rough
> estimation of effort?  I'm guessing this is only a week or two of work if
> IKVM works smoothly, but I don't really know.

I'm familiar enough with the .NET platform to give an opinion. But what
would be the advantage of such a version? Is having a jvm on the build
machine really the issue?


> Is there any interest by Ant committers to adopt such a product if I took
> the time to author it?  If so, any guidance on how to ensure it would be
> adopted?  I assume some amount of simple automated integration/smoke tests
> would need to be created.
> Thanks for your time and effort spent responding to this post.
> References:
> IKM site:
> P.S.: I am considering either a Nant/msbuild/Ivy or an NMaven based build
> solution for a rather large componetized C# build.  Unfortunately, both
> solutions looks like they will involve a great deal of bloodletting.  Is
> there another/better choice for obtaining proper dependency and build
> artifact management of C# code?  Without such features I'm not sure how to
> maintain manageablity of a large build process.

Xavier Hanin - Independent Java Consultant

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