Bizzare gradle crash when resolving dependencies

Something really bizzare is happening when gradle tries to resolve dependencies of following project:

task wrapper(type: Wrapper) {
    gradleVersion = "1.10"
  apply plugin: "java"
  repositories {
  dependencies {
    compile("org.eclipse.birt.runtime:org.eclipse.birt.runtime:4.3.0") {
        exclude group: "org.eclipse.birt.runtime", module: "org.apache.poi"

The failure:

$ ./gradlew clean compileJava
:clean UP-TO-DATE
  FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.
  * What went wrong:
Could not resolve all dependencies for configuration ':compile'.
> Could not resolve f="compile->compile(*:(*);runtime->runtime(*)"/>
      <dependency org="o:pse.birt.runtime" n.
  Required by:
      :birtest:unspecified > org.eclipse.birt.runtime:org.eclipse.birt.runtime:4.3.0
   > invalid start of optional part at position 33 in pattern f="compile-&gt;compile(*/[module](/[branch])/[revision]
  * Try:
Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --info or --debug option to get more log output.

An important thing: this is not happening when gradle has to download dependencies for the first time or when using --refresh-dependencies option. This suggests some gradle bug.

Unfortunately, this is a blocker issue and attention would be much appreciated.

Thanks, Roman

Looks like you’re hitting . This will be fixed in 1.11. (RC due out this week)