Necessitas is an Eclipse plug-in that adds a class-path container to manage a projects jars using the ivy dependency manager. It gives you all of the advantages of ivy without leaving Eclipse. It will download the jars your project depends on and add them to your projects classpath. You can optionally have it automatically update your classpath whenever a change is made to the ivy module.
Release Notes: Start-up time was greatly reduced. Ivy was updated to 1.2a to take advantage of the new "cache only" operations. The plug-in will attempt to assign source archives if they are available. You can check for updated dependencies without downloading them. Ivy messages are available while updating. Lots of internal cleanup was done.
Release Notes: The core ivy implementation was updated to 1.1. This version allows you to specify the configurations to use using a comma seperated list. If a local ivyconf.xml is detected at the project root, it is used instead of the default provided by ivy. If update on change is selected, the classpath will be recalculated if ivyconf.xml is changed. Because ivy 1.1 checks the Internet for property updates when it starts up, this may lead to slow Eclipse startup times.
No changes have been submitted for this release.