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From Jochen Wiedmann <>
Subject Re: Build failed in Jenkins: Creadur-Rat #274 / RAT builds fail / time to update our JDK target version?
Date Sat, 26 Sep 2015 21:07:17 GMT
I'd be very much in favour of separating the Gradle plugin. At least,
I can think of no reason, why we shouldn't have and release that as a
seperate project, with Rat as a dependency. For now, it only seems to
be a burden.

On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 9:17 PM, P. Ottlinger <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> please let me rephrase my concerns ....
> there are people that wait for a new RAT release and would like to use
> the newly contributed gradle plugin.
> Since we rely on a source code compatibility of JDK1.5 the build fails ...
> thus we may not just upgrade our builds to use >=Java7, but need to
> decide what we want:
> a) stay with ancient java versions and separate the gradle plugin?
> b) upgrade our animal-sniffer to enforce Java7 and integrate the gradle
> plugin (RAT-163)?
> Personaly I'd vote for b) which would allow to modernize our codebase as
> a side-effect.
> Apart from these technical reasons the codebase of RAT for mvn, ant and
> CLI is so scattered that I would not want to add gradle with a totally
> different infrastructure - IMHO this would make RAT even more
> unmaintainable as it is right now.
> Any opinions?
> Should we vote on what to do?
> To my mind it's important to have green builds again and to be able to
> release ....
> Thanks,
> Phil

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