[GRADLE-2908] ResolvedArtifactFactory appears to retain references to Ivy's Artifact structure. Created: 30/Sep/13  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

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

Type: Bug
Reporter: Gradle Forums Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 0


While looking at DefaultResolvedArtifact, I see a comment "The artifact instance drags in a whole pile of stuff that we don't want to retain references to." But I believe the artifactSource being passed in from DefaultResolvedConfigurationBuilder has some closures which retain a reference on the artifact object nonetheless, in line 43 of ResolvedArtifactFactory. If you truly want to the artifact to be able to be garbage collected, then ResolvedArtifactFactory needs to be changed.

This is not necessarily affecting me, I just noticed this in the code. Honestly I'd rather have easier access to the ModuleDescriptor from a ResolvedModule.

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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