[GRADLE-1293] Use version of optional dependencies Created: 07/Jan/11  Updated: 25/Jan/17  Resolved: 25/Jan/17

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

Type: Improvement
Reporter: Mathias Kalb Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Duplicate Votes: 2


I have a dependency to log4j.

dependencies {
compile group: 'log4j', name: 'log4j', version: '1.2.+'

The log4j has an optional dependency to javax.mail.

<dependency org="javax.mail" name="mail" rev="1.4.1" force="true"

I defined a runtime dependency, because we need the mail.

dependencies {
compile group: 'log4j', name: 'log4j', version: '1.2.+'
runtime group: 'javax.mail', name: 'mail', version: '1.+'

I do not want to define the version ('1.+'). But without the version I
get an error.

Comment by Mathias Kalb [ 01/Mar/13 ]

Are there any ideas to solve this issue?

Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 15/Nov/16 ]

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Comment by Mathias Kalb [ 03/Dec/16 ]

I know so far no solution to the problem.

Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 25/Jan/17 ]

The issue can now be tracked on GitHub: https://github.com/gradle/gradle/issues/1253

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