Feedback on Gradle Build Comparison: good idea and good initial version!
We just applied the comparison and have the following suggestions for improvements:
- provide a diff view, if two text files are different - allow to exclude certain dates from the file comparison
e.g. we would like to ignore the date/time that we store in the manifest file of each zip/jar - in the comparison report, allow to collapse/expand different sections
e.g. right now, the generated report is huge, because we have a date/time delta in every .html file of the javadoc - if two .zip files are different due to a diff in a .jar file that they both contain, provide details on the actual diff in the jar (maybe that requires a general recursive solution for nested archives)