Could not find method enableFeaturePreview()


we are evaluating a Gradle 4.4 -> 4.10.2 update for our project. The build was then showing a warning about using deprecated features:

As part of making the publishing plugins stable, the 'deferred configurable' behavior of the 'publishing {}' block has been deprecated. In Gradle 5.0 the 'enableFeaturePreview('STABLE_PUBLISHING')' flag will be removed and the new behavior will become the default. Please add 'enableFeaturePreview('STABLE_PUBLISHING')' to your settings file and do a test run by publishing to a local repository. If all artifacts are published as expected, there is nothing else to do. If the published artifacts change unexpectedly, please see the migration guide for more details:
        (Run with --stacktrace to get the full stack trace of this deprecation warning.)

We have then modified our top-level settings.gradle to enable this feature:

include 'documentation'
include 'service-a'
include 'mobile-app'
include 'service-b'

but any subsequent build is aborted with the following exception:
FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

* Where:
Settings file '/home/user/myProject/settings.gradle' line: 1

* What went wrong:
A problem occurred evaluating settings 'myProject'.
> Could not find method enableFeaturePreview() for arguments [STABLE_PUBLISHING] on settings 'myProject' of type org.gradle.initialization.DefaultSettings.

How can we solve this?

We have found an explanation for this issue. It appears that the technology we are using (NativeScript) is using an older version of a gradle wrapper (4.4) which then unfortunately uses the settings.gradle that was not meant for him (and with which he isn’t compatible).