I am wondering if there is already a property or option to avoid downloading of <dependencies> declared in ivy.xml when doing a publication? If there is not yet such property or option available would this be a good extension to put in place?
Bit of background:
Currently whenever you do a publication, a declared dependency within ivy.xml is being first downloaded to your local cache. Basically it should be enough to check if the declared dependency module is present within the defined resolvers, but not download the actual artefacts to your cache. This would result in savings on network traffic and on disk space.