[GRADLE-1417] Tooling API should provide progress information for long running operations Created: 04/Mar/11  Updated: 04/Jan/13  Resolved: 25/Apr/11

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 1.0-milestone-1
Fix Version/s: 1.0-milestone-3

Type: Improvement
Reporter: Adam Murdoch Assignee: Adam Murdoch
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0

Comment by Kris De Volder [ 12/May/11 ]

I don't think this issue should be considered "resolved". There is still much work to do here to provide real progress information.


  • few messages provided in progress reporting, many times there is no progress being reported for minutes at a time. In this time IDE UI looks completely stuck.
  • no "percentage" indication of progress.

The percentage doesn't need to be very precise, just give some idea that something is happening and there is an end point. I think it is perfectly ok if the bar slows down and speeds up. It's even ok to get stuck for a bit, just not minutes at a time.

Example: I was trying spring-data-mapping project from github.

  • checkout from git
  • update wrapper to M3
  • on commandline build with "./gradlew assemble"
  • then try to import the projects in STS/Eclipse

Building the sekeletal model gets completely stuck with no progress nor any output in the console for a very long time (3 minutes?).

Comment by Kris De Volder [ 12/May/11 ]

With the same project... updating the classpath container also gets stuck for a long time without any progress.
(I seea bunch of "downloading" messages first, but after those stop it freezes up completely. (I'm typing this while waiting, its been sitting there for 2 minutes already without any sign of progress.

Comment by Kris De Volder [ 12/May/11 ]

One concrete improvement that can be made is reporting the downloading of "pom" files. Right now only seeing the downloading of .jars in the progress reporting, but a long time is being spent downloading poms in most project's during "Configuring projects". This is printed to console, but not shown in the progress messages.

Comment by Kris De Volder [ 12/May/11 ]

It's still sitting there... no progress for more than 10 minutes now. Also I really wonder what the hell it is doing, since my CPU is 90% idle.

Comment by Adam Murdoch [ 12/May/11 ]

@Kris, let's add new, more specific, issues for making progress reporting work better.

I've added GRADLE-1540 and GRADLE-1541 based on your comments.

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