On 07/05/2012 05:45 AM, Carlo de Wolf wrote:
We should be able to bootstrap Gradle with any other build tool.
Personally I think Ant is better, because of its simplicity.
It is just a matter of executing the right steps (which different build
tools do with different efficiency.)
Ideally, I suppose, but someone needs to write it. Worst case, one can
often call 'javac' directly to bootstrap.
But in the case of something like 'gmaven' where groovy is a first-class
citizen, you'd also have to worry about executing groovy scripts to
produce the .java code to compile.
To me the exit criteria of having a working Gradle is seeing
build. So if you can fire that up, then we have working bits. :-)
I am not sure if it's true in the community, but for the version of
hibernate that I worked with a gradle 'rc' version was required as 1.0
final had some API changes. Again, leave it to Java to make major API
breakages during an 'rc' since those letters apparently mean nothing.