[GRADLE-714] Allow tasks to use files with a specific 'ivy type' from a configuration Created: 22/Oct/09  Updated: 10/Feb/17  Resolved: 10/Feb/17

Status: Resolved
Project: Gradle
Affects Version/s: 0.8
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement
Reporter: Ross Black Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 4


Allow some way for tasks (eg compile) and other code to specify that they use a subset of files from a configuration based on ivy type.

eg Using an existing ivy repository that uses ivy types to group files within a single configuration:
ivy.xml snippet

<conf name="default"/>
<artifact name="junit"
<artifact name="junit-src"
<artifact name="junit-license"

Currently the compile tasks will include the jar, the source zip, and the html licence on the classpath.

It appears as if the only way to extract the files files by ivy type is similar to the following gradle code:

task resolve << {

Set<ResolvedArtifact> artifacts = configurations.testCompile.resolvedConfiguration.resolvedArtifacts

def typedArtifacts = artifacts.findAll

{ artifact -> artifact.type == 'license' }

println("Artifacts = " + ResolvedDependencies.getFilesFromArtifacts(typedArtifacts))

Comment by Jacob Aleksynas [ 30/Apr/12 ]

exclude type: 'source'
include type: 'jar'

would be a welcome addition to the DSL.

particularly with large existing repositories that have heavily leveraged the type in ivy.

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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