What happened to Ivy support?

I was told we could expect Ivy support in Idea X.  I can't find mention of it anywhere, and after downloading it just now sure enough there doesn't seem to be any.  What happened?  This is a pretty big hole IMO, as none of the available Ivy plugins are actively maintained nor up to snuff.

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Hello Thomas,

Unfortunately we didn't have the resources to implement Ivy support for IDEA
X. It's still under consideration for future releases of IntelliJ IDEA.

I was told we could expect Ivy support in Idea X.  I can't find
mention of it anywhere, and after downloading it just now sure enough
there doesn't seem to be any.  What happened?  This is a pretty big
hole IMO, as none of the available Ivy plugins are actively maintained
nor up to snuff.


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Dmitry Jemerov
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Frankly speaking, I wish our project migrated to Maven and got rid of the whole Ant+Ivy malarkey. However, as it's not planned for the near future, I am using IvyIDEA 0.9-beta2 at the moment, and it kind of does the job, although it is a far cry from the excellent Maven support in the latest versions. There is a later version of plugin available, but it is not available through plugin manager. You need to download it yourself and unpack into plugins directory.

I did a quick search on the YouTrack, and this ticket cropped up:
http://youtrack.jetbrains.net/issue/IDEA-58685?query=ivy

Vote for it if you wish.

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IvyIDEA beta2 is what I use also, as it seems to be the only even moderately successful solution.  But it's still a far cry from good, and like pretty much all the Ivy plugins, seems abandoned from a development standpoint.  

As for Ant + Ivy vs Maven, I agree that I tend to prefer the latter.  But Ivy works well for us and clearly it's usage is widespread enough to warrant integration IMO (which Eclipse already has I might add).

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We're looking at switching to Gradle - which uses Ivy or Maven (we'll
keep our corporate Ivy repository).

Gradle's similar to Maven, but can extend/wrap your existing Ant or
Maven scripts, so it's easy to migrate.  More powerful than Ant, much
more pliable than Maven.  And it has an Idea plugin which
generates/updates your Idea project, so your libs are in sync.

Doug

On 12/1/10 17:46, Sergei Ivanov wrote:

Frankly speaking, I wish our project migrated to Maven and got rid of the whole Ant+Ivy malarkey. However, as it's not planned for the near future, I am using IvyIDEA 0.9-beta2 at the moment, and it kind of does the job, although it is a far cry from the excellent Maven support in the latest versions. There is a later version of plugin available, but it is not available through plugin manager. You need to download it yourself and unpack into plugins directory.

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I did a quick search on the YouTrack, and this ticket cropped up:
http://youtrack.jetbrains.net/issue/IDEA-58685?query=ivy

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Vote for it if you wish.

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