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  1. Ivy
  2. IVY-1392

Optional <include> ivysettings directives

    Details

    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2.4.0-RC1
    • Component/s: Core
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      Description

      To allow for VCS-friendly customization of dependency resolution process, a feature that allows for files referenced in an <include> directive of an ivysettings.xml file to be missing without it triggering an error.

      With such a feature, it would be possible to write a global ivysettings.xml file that references a default setup of resolvers/repositories for a project, commit it into a VCS and then never edit it. Instead, an "optional include" directive will point to a file with standardized name, say, ivysettings-local.xml. The file may be missing (which results in the project-default configuration being used), or a developer can create such a file and define an alternative resolution configuration for his own use. The VCS can be configured to ignore the ivysettings-local.xml file, thus absolving the developer of the need to ensure manually at each check-in that the file is not committed into the VCS.

      Currently, a similar feature is implemented for properties files. Unfortunately, it is impossible to, for example, override a project-default resolver with a user-specific one only via use of properties.

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        1. optional-include.patch
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          Yanus Poluektovich

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            • Assignee:
              maartenc Maarten Coene
              Reporter:
              ypoluektovich Yanus Poluektovich
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