[GRADLE-1026] Support task visibility Created: 10/Jul/10  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: New Feature
Reporter: Chris Beams Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 6

Issue Links:
Related to GRADLE-1047 Simplify output of gradle -t Resolved


I understand this is already planned for, but I didn't see a JIRA to this effect.

Often tasks need to be declared, but just as an implementation detail of a particular .gradle file.

Using existing groovy modifiers such as 'private' to hide these tasks from a '-t' listing would be a big help to usability.

private task implementationDetail {

task referenceDocs(dependsOn: implementationDetail) {

For reasons of backward compatibility and simplicity, I imagine that no visibility modifier would signify 'public' visibility, and thus 'public' could be used but would be redundant. I doubt that there is any need for protected or package-private visibility anyway. protected could have the same visibility as private, perhaps.

Comment by rday [ 02/Dec/13 ]

I concur, would like to have a way to not show a bunch of internal tasks to the user by default in gradle tasks

Comment by Alex Boyko [ 21/Oct/14 ]

Is this resolved in Gradle 2.1 with this API addition: http://www.gradle.org/docs/current/javadoc/org/gradle/tooling/model/Launchable.html#isPublic() ?

Comment by Richard [ 07/Jan/15 ]

Yes this works thanks.

Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 15/Nov/16 ]

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Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 10/Feb/17 ]

Thanks again for reporting this issue. We haven't heard back from you after our inquiry from November 15th. We are closing this issue now. Please create an issue on GitHub if you still feel passionate about getting it resolved.

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