The provisional interfaces defining the various sub components that implement the repository system. Aether Core provides stock implementations for most of these components but not all. To obtain a complete/runnable repository system, the application needs to provide implementations of the following component contracts:
MetadataGeneratorFactory. Said components basically define the file format of the metadata that is used to reason about an artifact's dependencies and available versions.
ClassDescriptionProvides information about an artifact that is relevant to transitive dependency resolution.Resolves artifacts, that is gets a local filesystem path to their binary contents.Deprecated.Use some out-of-the-box DI implementation instead.A hook to customize the handling of errors encountered while locating a service implementation.Given a collection of direct dependencies, recursively gathers their transitive dependencies and calculates the dependency graph.Publishes artifacts to a remote repository.Publishes artifacts to the local repository.Retrieves a local repository manager from the installed local repository manager factories.A metadata generator that participates in the installation/deployment of artifacts.A factory to create metadata generators.Resolves metadata, that is gets a local filesystem path to their binary contents.Determines whether a remote repository is accessible in offline mode.Remote repository filter manager.Helps dealing with remote repository definitions.Retrieves a repository connector from the installed repository connector factories.Dispatches repository events to registered listeners.Lifecycle managing component for repository system.Deprecated.For backward compatibility reasons only, do not use this interface.A request to check if an update of an artifact/metadata from a remote repository is needed.Determines if updates of artifacts and metadata from remote repositories are needed.Evaluates update policies.Parses and evaluates version ranges encountered in dependency declarations.Evaluates artifact meta/pseudo versions.