[GRADLE-2078] Let distribute gradle build scripts through repositories Created: 02/Feb/12  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 1.0-milestone-7
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement
Reporter: Franco Bulgarelli Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 1


Currently, you can apply a plugins by adding it as a dependency, and then applying the plugin name. For example - from the gradle plugins development guide:

buildscript {
    repositories {
        maven {
            url uri('../repo')
    dependencies {
        classpath group: 'org.gradle', name: 'customPlugin', version: '1.0-SNAPSHOT'

apply plugin: 'greeting'

However, there is no straightforward way of doing it with scripts. For example, you can do:

apply from: 'an-script.build'

But you only can refer a local filename or URL, which is far less portable than using repos.

It would be nice to have a way to specify a script provided by a dependency.

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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