Ivy – A better Maven ?

From the “stuff I found on the Web but dont’ have enough time to play with” department.
Looking at the website, it appears that it does the dependency resolving stuff from Maven, with out the horror that is Jelly.
Definitely worth a look on my next project.
Ivy Home Page

Bouncy Castle Crypto Provider Package Version 1.28 now available

This release adds support for the GOST suite of cryptography algorithms, ISO 7816-4 padding, and the Whirlpool message digest. In addition several bugs and compliance issues have been fixed which affect the CMS, S/MIME, and CertPath implementations, as well as the procesing of extensions on CRL entries. A bug which caused the file processing methods in PGPUtil to fail to close files after they were no longer needed has also been fixed.
More release note information and the latest releases can be found at; http://www.bouncycastle.org

19 degrees

Not the temperature in Melbourne today, nor the separation between myself and Natalie Portman. It’s the final limit on the straightening of my arm. My physio has told me that’s as good as it’s likely to get in the short term. He’s inflicted enough pain upon me to realise that it’s at the “bony” limit and not the muscles/scar tissue limit. Maybe in the next couple of years it will slowly get straighter, but not right now.
The further news was that there was nothing I could have done to have made it better (apart from not doing it in the first place). The carnage and the surgery was significant enough that the range of motion that I’ve achieved is considerably above average. With both my physio and my surgeon very happy with the result, I suppose that I should consider it successful, but there is always the nagging feeling that I could do better.
Strength is my next goal, but I’ve been told to keep off the very heavy weights, so swimming and light weights, as well as working on the rotation should keep me busy for the next 3-6 months.