[GRADLE-726] Provide Access to Runtime Classloader Created: 04/Nov/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: Robert Fischer Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 0


It'd be nice to enable an API like this:
cl = configurations.runtime.classLoader

See the conversation here:

Since tasks are often implemented as calls into Java classes, it would be nice if those calls could use the runtime (post-dependency-resolution) classloader instead of the buildscript classloader. Or if they could at least have access to them.

My particular use-case is working on Cucumber (via JRuby) and Gradle. I couldn't refer to classes compiled or access in the normal dependency system, so I had to dump all those dependencies into the buildscript dependencies:

This basically means that any code I would use at runtime would have to go into the buildscript dependencies, which is just wrong. On the other hand, if I could set the ContextClassLoader to the runtime configuration classloader, I would be set.

Comment by Robert Fischer [ 08/Dec/09 ]

I've implemented this as one of my Gradle plugins:


Gradle core is welcome to hijack the code (it's CC0).

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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