Ever wanted to "capture" and "document" information regarding the versions of packages in your build environment? Ever wanted to ask others "what is your environment?" when they report a problem in your well tested code? Ever been frustrated by JAR-hell, and the manual tasks of debugging it? Ever wanted to assert runtime dependency upon a version of a package, despite the classloader loading whatever it will? If so, that is what lead to Apache Depot Version, so please read on...
Depot Version automates the tasks of:
- Stamping the version of a package into the package jar.
- Knowing what runtime version of a package exists in a runtime environment.
- Determining any version constraints that exists on packages, as determined by the author, site operator, or other.
- Evaluating constraints against the runtime environment, automatically detecting previously 'documented' incompatibilities. (A developer or tester can communicate known compatibilities and incompatibilities with the software.)
- Debugging environments.
As such it implements the following components (cents, ant tasks, tools and plug-ins) on top of it's own API:
by Anou Manavalan, Adam R. B. Jack, Nick Chalko