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Gradle Dependency Management

By : Hubert Klein Ikkink
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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 publications

We must add the ivy-publish plugin to our project to be able to publish our artifacts to an Ivy repository. The plugin allows us to use the Ivy format to describe our artifacts that need to be published.

The ivy-publish plugin is based on the 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 a general life cycle publish task to the project. Other tasks can be added as task dependencies to this task, so with a single publish task, all the project's publications can be published.

The ivy-publish plugins also adds some extra task rules to the project. There is a task to generate an Ivy descriptor file to each publication in the project. The plugins also add...