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From Jochen Wiedmann <>
Subject Re: [jira] [Commented] (RAT-220) JDK version 1.6
Date Sun, 11 Sep 2016 18:53:13 GMT
On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 8:40 PM, P. Ottlinger <> wrote:

> I tried bringing up this issue more than once, thus I was very happy
> that somebody else feels the same.
> In 0.12 we had a contribution that added a Gradle plugin. It failed due
> to insufficient dependencies with JDK5.
> Thus there's a need to update .... if we want to stay relevant.
> If we are happy with some rather old users with Ant and JD5 - ok,
> but to my mind we should add Gradle support to stay relevant in the ASF
> sphere.

I think, the main problem with the Gradle plugin was, that it was
integrated into the main build. In other words, as soon as the Gradle
plugin was unbuiƶdable, Rat itself became unbuildable.

There is no reason, to retreat the plugin, as long as it becomes a
standalone module.


The next time you hear: "Don't reinvent the wheel!"

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