[GRADLE-1937] EclipseProject.getName sometimes returns names that are not legal project names Created: 17/Nov/11  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

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

Type: Bug
Reporter: Kris De Volder Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 2


An example is returning a name containing a '/'.

See here for a sample project that demonstrates the problem:

The HiearchicalEclipseProject model built for this project will contain a sub-project whose name 'greeteds/world'. But this is not a legal name for an Eclipse project.

Note: the sample project is corrupt but can be 'fixed' by replacing its build.gradle file with an empty file. (Still demonstrated the problem).

Comment by Szczepan Faber [ 20/Nov/11 ]

Ok, definitely a bug. It is exposed if one of the projects contains '/', for example when the user specifies such name in the settings.gradle.

I checked, and the idea plugin also has some issue in such case. It copes and imports ok but the iml is placed in an awkward place.

Comment by Kris De Volder [ 07/May/12 ]

Just had another user hit this bug in STS.

Though I have a workaround coded into STS, the workaround doesn't actually work if users are choosing to use the Gradle eclipse plugin to generate .project files. Because in that case the workaround in code that uses the tooling API gets bypassed by the generated content in .project file itself.

Comment by Szczepan Faber [ 07/May/12 ]

We will fix it on our end at some point. In meantime, another workaround is to configure the project names in the build.gradle, for example:

allprojects {
  plugins.withType(EclipsePlugin) {
    eclipse.project.name = eclipse.project.name.replaceAll("/", "-")  

It's also fairly easy to configure the project names to avoid '/' in the settings.gradle.

Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 15/Nov/16 ]

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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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