Eclipse Buildship: Eclipse Plug-ins for Gradle 2.1.0 Release Review

Type: 
Release
State: 
Successful
End Date of the Review Period: 

Reviews run for a minimum of one week. The outcome of the review is decided on this date. This is the last day to make comments or ask questions about this review.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Release: 

2.1.0

Description: 

New and Noteworthy

Support for build scans

Build scans can now be enabled in the preferences. If enabled, and the target project applies the com.gradle.build-scan plugin then each build invocation will publish a scan.
 
To access the scans more easily, the URLs in the console view are turned into clickable link.
 

Besides, the Executions view contains a new toolbar action to open published build scans if there's one. 

More flexible preferences

Buildship now provides all preferences, like Gradle distribution, user home and offline mode on three different levels: For the whole workspace, for a specific Gradle build or for an individual run configuration. The lower levels can override the settings in the upper levels. 

New project and Import wizard

Workspace preferences 

Project preferences

Run configuration

Please note that the Gradle user home and the local Gradle distribution location are stored as absolute paths. This means if you specify them, then the generated configuration file should not be shared. To make this behavior clear we marked those preferences with warning icons.

Task and Executions view headers are shown by default

Users repeatedly reported that the columns in the Tasks and in the Executions view are not wide enough and it's hard to find the `Show Headers` option in the view's context menu. Thus, we removed the option and now show the headers by default.

Installation

You can try the latest snapshots and milestones available on the eclipse.org update sites.

API Certification: 

The project leadership certifies that the APIs in this release are "Eclipse Quality".

Security Issues: 

There are no security issues.

End of Life: 

Buildship will be developed and maintained in the foreseeable future. 

Communities: 

We have an active community on GitHub and on the Gradle forum.