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From Mathieu Anquetin <>
Subject Re: Creating Ant script to check Cyclic Dependency
Date Wed, 26 Jun 2013 05:23:30 GMT

I'm not sure whether you got the last message so I transfer it back to you.
Reading further the documentation, I've thought that you might be
interested also in Apache Felix Sigil ( It's a product
specialized in OSGi dependency management and is pluggable into Ant/Ivy
build system.

Hope that helps,
Le 25 juin 2013 10:16, "Mathieu Anquetin" <> a
écrit :

> Hi,
> The problem you describe seems to be a perfect fit for Apache Ivy (
> Since you are in an OSGi context (as far as I understand), you might be
> particularly interested in checking this part of the documentation :
> But, be
> aware that this support is still experimental and I don't know how it
> handles cyclic dependencies.
> Hope that helps,
> Mathieu
> 2013/6/25 Margs E. <>
>> Hi Everyone,
>> I am new to this forum, and in advanced ant development as well.So I'm
>> pretty I am in dire need of tutotial.First of all, I was asked to creat an
>> ant script that would need to check all the plug-ins, features and even
>> the
>> categories to ensure cyclic dependency is being closely monitored.I come
>> up
>> to an idea to have the  manifest files of the plug-ins be checked, from
>> one
>> to another and so on. Like, this particular plug-in's manifest hold its
>> dependent bundle names which the script would check these dependent
>> bundles
>> each for the name of that particular plug-in:
>> <
>> h4>PLUGIN A--> MANIFEST -->Required-bundle A ---> -->
>>          Required-bundle B --->
>>   Required-bundle C--->
>> and if plug-in A's name is found on any of the manifest checked, this will
>> post a cyclic dependency failure. if not, this will just successfully
>> terminate.However there are much complex scenarios of cyclic dependency
>> like;
>> --A depends on B, B on C, and C on A or--Dependent of A Dependes on
>> dependent of B, while B depends on A.
>> And I am out of idea since we have so many plug-ins to check, and
>> different
>> feature groupings.I just need some advise. Thanks in advance!
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