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Defines a list of latest strategies usable in Ivy. Each latest strategy is identified by its name, given as an attribute.
The child tag used for the latest strategy must be equal to a name of a latest strategy type (usually added with the typedef tag).
The latest strategies which are included in Ivy by default are:
- latest-time compares the revisions date to know which is the latest. While this is often a good strategy in terms of pertinence, it's drawback is that it can be slow when dealing with remote repositories. If you use ivyrep,
- latest-revision compares the revisions as strings, using an algorithm close to the one used in php's version_compare function.
- latest-lexico compares the revisions as strings, using lexicographic order (the one used by java string comparison).
for example, Ivy has to ask the http server for the date of each ivy file before knowing which is the latest.
This algorithm takes into account the special meaning of some text. For instance, with this strategy, 1.0-dev1 is considered before 1.0-alpha1, which in turn is before 1.0-rc1, which is before 1.0, which is before 1.0.1.
|any latest strategy||adds a latest strategy to the list of available strategies||0..n|
latest-revisionsince 1.4 The latest-revision can now be configured to handle more words with special meanings than the one defined in php version_compare function.
Here is an example of how you can do so:
<latest-strategies>Knowing that the default "special meaning" words are the following:
<specialMeaning name="PRE" value="-2"/>
<specialMeaning name="QA" value="4"/>
<specialMeaning name="PROD" value="5"/>
<specialMeaning name="dev" value="-1"/>You can even remove or redefine the default special meanings by setting usedefaultspecialmeanings="false" on the latest-revision tag.
<specialMeaning name="rc" value="1"/>
<specialMeaning name="final" value="2"/>
<latest-revision name="mylatest-revision" usedefaultspecialmeanings="false">
<specialMeaning name="pre" value="-2"/>
<specialMeaning name="m" value="1"/>
<specialMeaning name="rc" value="2"/>
<specialMeaning name="prod" value="3"/>