[GRADLE-5] Depend on projects that are not Gradle projects Created: 14/Feb/08  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

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

Type: New Feature
Reporter: Steven Devijver Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 1


Maybe I have a Gradle project that depends on the latest Groovy HEAD. When I build my project I want that Gradle first builds Groovy, gets hold of the JAR and then builds my project. Groovy used Ant if I'm not mistaking, other projects could use Maven or Buildr.

Comment by Jon Cox [ 23/Jan/09 ]

Perhaps you could do this with an ant external task that's triggered from your own custom Gradle task.
Section 2.8 of the user manual describes how to use ant tasks.

Are you suggesting a Gradle-specific wrapper for Ant's external task
or do you envision something even spiffier? If so, what would it look like?

Comment by Hans Dockter [ 25/Jan/09 ]

What we should provide soon is an Ant plugin, which takes an Ant build.xml and provides all its targets via Gradle tasks. But the issue goes beyond this. It is about build integration. In the future Gradle should offer to choreograph a multiproject build consisting for example only of Ant and Maven builds, which are not aware of each other. But we haven't thought about details yet.

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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