[GRADLE-3529] Gradle compares versions differently to maven Created: 19/Aug/16  Updated: 20/Jan/17  Resolved: 20/Jan/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 3.0
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug
Reporter: Stefan Wolf Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Duplicate Votes: 0


See https://discuss.gradle.org/t/cannot-resolve-dependencies-that-are-resolved-by-maven/18894

Given version range for dependencies Maven sometimes finds a matching dependency, whereas Gradle doesn't. This was reported to happen for the following build script:

apply plugin: 'java'

repositories {

dependencies {
    compile group: 'org.eclipse.scout.sdk.deps', name: 'org.eclipse.jface', version: '3.12.0.v20160518-1929'


Could not find any version that matches org.eclipse.scout.sdk.deps:org.eclipse.swt.win32.win32.x86:[3.105.0,3.105.1).
  Versions that do not match:

The StaticVersionComparator compares the various parts of two versions. Given that one version (like 3.8.0.v) has a part which another version doesn't (the v compared to 3.8.0) the version is bigger if the part is a number and smaller if the part is something else. This means that 3.8.0.v (or 3.8.0.v20160316-1921) is smaller than 3.8.0 since v is not a number (see the code2).
Maven uses a different kind of strategy to compare versions.

Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 15/Nov/16 ]

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Comment by Stefan Wolf [ 20/Jan/17 ]

I am closing this as duplicate of https://github.com/gradle/gradle/issues/1218.

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