[GRADLE-1588] Add interface for tasks that produce a file Created: 04/Jun/11  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

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

Type: Improvement
Reporter: Luke Daley Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 1


There is currently no useful way of saying that a task produces an artifact, apart from extend AbstractArchiveTask which does a lot that may not be needed.

The lack of this concept is evident in DefaultPublishArtifactFactory where it explicitly checks for AbstractArchiveTask. This means that currently they only way you can assign a task to a configuration (at the DSL level) is for that task to be an AbstractArchiveTask.

Comment by Ronald Brindl [ 19/Jan/16 ]

I totally agree with that. We often had the situation that we just want to produce a single file to be published and either have to add task dependencies or implement AbstractArchiveTask with all the boilerplate that we don't need.

UPDATE: After some research right now (because a colleague needed it,too) I now found org.gradle.api.internal.artifacts.publish.DefaultPublishArtifact, which could serve our needs.
Our task now just creates a DefaultPublishArtifact, which is used as artifact in the publication. We will give it a try and see how this works, however, it looks like less duplication.

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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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