Use with maven poms
If you want to use a maven pom.xml instead of ivy.xml file, you just have to select a pom file in the configuration form of IvyDE class path.
When a maven pom is selected, the configurations list is updated with all maven scopes.
Both examples below are a good illustration of maven pom use simplicity :
This sample presents a simple use case of maven pom for IvyDE class path container. We are going to create an eclipse project on commons-httpclient sources.
- Download the commons httpclient sources
- Unzip this file (c:/tmp/commons-httpclient/)
- Create a new Eclipse java project based on the unzipped sources (c:/tmp/commons-httpclient/)
Notes: your project do not compile: some imports cannot be resolved.
- Add a new class path container based on the "project.xml" pom and select "default" configuration (maven scope)
- That's all : your project compiles !
This sample shows that IvyDE Class path container on a Maven2 pom can handle transitive dependancies.
- Create a new empty java project in eclipse.
- In your Ivy project configuration, set the ivy conf file below (Project/Properties/Ivy):
<ibiblio name="ibiblio-maven2" m2compatible="true" />
Using the m2compatible attribute, you can benefit from Maven2 repository compatibility.
- Add the pom below in your project and select it for an IvyDE class path container choosing "compile" and "runtime" configurations.
- That's all ! Your IvyDE class path container gets all dependencies even those that were transitive to the commons-httpclient module !