Custom Plugins that Depend on Other Plugins

My development group has several projects that rely on the sonarqube gradle plugin. We find ourselves repeating the same configuration information over and over. We’d like to create a custom plugin that essentially pre-configures the standard sonarqube plugin, but allows overrides if necessary.

  • Is this a good use case for a custom plugin?
  • If not, what might be a good approach besides distributing properties files?
  • How does a custom plugin that needs to “apply” an existing plugin pull in that plugin automatically to the build that uses the custom plugin? In my example, the custom sonarqube config plugin depends on sonarqube. If my project depends on the custom sonarqube config plugin, will the sonarqube plugin automatically be pulled into my project?

Are you still looking for some guidance with this?