Gradle Core modularity (and gradle binary package size)

The download binary size is ~50MB. I think it would be a good thing to try to make it smaller. I know one of my favorite gradle’s feature is the dependency management and the fact that it can automatically download the dependencies. I think this principle could be used to make the base gradle binary package smaller: the base package could contain only core components of gradle and all the other plugins/components could be donwloaded by gradle when needed.

Hi Nicolas,

This is something we plan to do, but don’t have scheduled.

Details (as they are) are spread across these two specs:

  1. 2.

I read both documents and I really liked what I saw!

I think this should really be considered for the next big release of Gradle.