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Dec 9, 2012 - how to software dev

Android with Ivy and Ant

Created this template project because I wanted proper dependency management when developing for Android. I chose Ivy because it was the least intrusive, and Android officially supports Ant, which Ivy cleanly integrates with, rather than Maven.

Honestly, making Eclipse and Maven play with each other seems to be a really unnecessary time-sink for most things, it’s stupid. mvn eclipse:eclipse, in my opinion, is a much better approach than m2eclipse or similar “heavy” integrating plugins. Unfortunately, I could not find a similar thing for ADT. Anyway, Ivy is quite cool as a pure dependency manager once you (mostly) get your head around “configurations”.

Anyway, hopefully it is useful to others besides me.