[GRADLE-1863] --gui and -P switches incompatible Created: 23/Oct/11  Updated: 16/Jan/17  Resolved: 16/Jan/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 1.0-milestone-3
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug
Reporter: Blaine Simpson Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 1


If --gui switch is given to gradle, then -P switches are ignored.

Since the Gradle GUI has no support for setting build properties graphically, this is a crippling bug.

Comment by Blaine Simpson [ 30/Oct/11 ]

I find that the problem is much more general than I assumed. Most or all switches are incompatible with the --gui switch. Even worse than the ability to give -P switches is the inability to specify a build file name. At least with -P, graphical users could click to open an editor with their properties file, but the GUI is useless for non-graphical users who want to do builds with a build file that happens to not be named "gradle.build". No UI entry to set or change the build file. No command-line switch.

Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 15/Nov/16 ]

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Comment by Blaine Simpson [ 15/Nov/16 ]

My original description seems to still be accurate. Can be verified easily by running say:

gradlew --gui -b tst.gradle

and seeing that the -b switch is ignored.

Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 16/Jan/17 ]

The Gradle GUI has been deprecated and is scheduled to be removed with Gradle 4.0. We are not going to work on this issue anymore.

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