[fedora-java] Gradle upgrade issues (#976330)

Michael Ekstrand michael at elehack.net
Mon Oct 21 15:11:13 UTC 2013

In bug #976330[1], there's been some discussion of the desire to
upgrade Gradle from 1.0 to a new version (currently 1.8), and that
there is significant hassle to actually do so.  Some of this hassle I
see in the bugs blocking 976330 - upgrading to Aether, newer Plexus
containers, and maybe Polyglot Maven.

What are the key issues that make it difficult to upgrade and maintain
Gradle in Fedora?  The likely ones I see:

- Incompatible dependencies (Gradle may require package versions no
  longer shipped in Fedora)
- Bootstrapping problems (the Gradle 1.8 sources won't build with
  Gradle 1.8, they seem to require 1.7)
- Possibly library embedding (although the Gradle sources do seem to
  pull in the dependencies from Maven)

1. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=976330

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