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From Paul King <>
Subject Re: Gradle Wrapper
Date Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:59:34 GMT

+1 for an exception to be granted. Do we need to explicitly ask for this? Or just wait until
release time?

The gradle wrapper concept is so common-place in the groovy world that not including it would
be a major inconvenience to the intended target audience.

Cheers, Paul.

On 16/04/2015 8:49 PM, Cédric Champeau wrote:
> Yes the problem is how to download something in a generic way, that is, how
> to do this without having curl, or wget, or ??? under Windows. That's what
> the Gradle Wrapper takes care of. And honestly, I think Apache should make
> an exception of it.
> 2015-04-16 12:37 GMT+02:00 Jochen Theodorou <>:
>> Am 16.04.2015 09:24, schrieb Cédric Champeau:
>>> [...] If you have to have a build script for Windows and *nix that
>>> downloads the wrapper which is itself meant to download the right version
>>> of Gradle so that you guarantee that you can build on the right version of
>>> the tool, it's a total non-sense. Why not having a script that downloads
>>> the script that downloads the script to download the wrapper? :)
>> writing a shell script that dowloads the wrapper could be fun... in a
>> crazy way ;) At least if it is supposed to work on Linux and Windows
>> bye blackdrag
>> --
>> Jochen "blackdrag" Theodorou
>> blog:

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