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Gradle Dependency Management

By : Hubert Klein Ikkink
Book Image

Gradle Dependency Management

By: Hubert Klein Ikkink

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Gradle Dependency Management
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Defining publication

We must add the maven-publish plugin to our project to add the new publication feature of Gradle. The plugin allows us to define and deploy our project artifacts in the Maven format. This means our deployed project can be used by other developers and projects that support the Maven format. For example, other projects could use Gradle or Maven and define a dependency to our published artifacts.

The maven-publish plugin is based on a general publishing plugin. The publishing plugin adds a new publishing extension to our project. We can use a publications configuration block in our build script to configure the artifacts we want to publish and the repositories we want to deploy to. The publications extension has the PublishingExtension type in the org.gradle.api.publish package. The plugin also adds the general life cycle publish task to the project. Other tasks can be added as task dependencies to this task; thus, with a single publish task, all the publications in the...