[GRADLE-1173] More easily referenced Maven local repo cache Created: 13/Oct/10 Updated: 29/Jul/14 Resolved: 30/Dec/10
|Reporter:||Steve Ebersole||Assignee:||Hans Dockter|
Currently it is customary to include the user's local maven repository cache as a dependency repository for "downloading" artifacts. The standard way seems to be:
The problem with that is that users are free to specify an alternate cache directory, the standard way being via settings.xml.
I have developed some code y'all are free to use that sniffs out that situation. In my build I simply add that location as a repository. But I think the best generic solution is to make this available as a method mush like mavenCentral() is currently. Then user could say:
mavenCache() was another term suggested.
The "sniffing" code is available at http://github.com/hibernate/hibernate-core/blob/master/buildSrc/src/main/java/org/hibernate/build/gradle/maven/LocalMavenRepoSniffer.java
|Comment by Adam Murdoch [ 30/Dec/10 ]|
I've added a mavenLocal() method, which uses your code to locate the cache. Thanks for figuring this out.
|Comment by Peter Niederwieser [ 06/Jan/11 ]|
Does the sniffing code consider the global settings file (maven_home/conf/settings.xml) as well?
|Comment by Joel Byrnes [ 12/Feb/13 ]|
Thanks for this feature.
Please also update the documentation, http://www.gradle.org/docs/current/userguide/artifact_dependencies_tutorial.html seems like the right place. This is a fairly basic option for those used to maven, where things will break unexpectedly for snapshots built locally.
A google search for "site:gradle.org mavenLocal()" indicates that this method is only referenced in issues or forums, or buried in the API at http://www.gradle.org/docs/current/groovydoc/org/gradle/api/artifacts/dsl/RepositoryHandler.html.
|Comment by Adam Murdoch [ 16/Feb/13 ]|
@Joel, could you create a separate jira issue for the documentation updates? Thanks.