Hi, I’m the lead developer of the Jetty project and a complete Gradle nube. We have some increasing interest in Gradle, so it is beyond time that we tuned in to see if there is anything we can do to assist with jetty/gradle integration - specially as we have new versions (9.4 http2 optimizations & 10.0 for servlet 4.0) coming out soon(ish).
So the state of play as I can see it is that Gradle includes an ancient jetty plugin (jetty6!) and development there has pretty much ceased in favour of third party plugins.
There was gradle-jetty-eclipse-plugin, but development of that stalled in favour of gretty.
Gretty itself has not been updated for a year and has itself been forked for bug fixes and updates to newer jetty versions.
The Jetty project would like to do what it can to help gradle integration, but we need input from Gradle users and the Gradle project as to where best we should direct our investigations and effort. What are the plans for an eco system of gradle plugins in general? Will they be maintained under the gradle project with PRs to maintain, or is it expected that they be maintained by the other party (eg jetty) or 3rd parties?
Are there features missing/needed in the current gretty offerings? Any idea why it has stalled? Does it not need changes?