Groovy 'indy' version is not reported when the 'dependencies' help task is run

When running the ‘dependencies’ help task, the ‘indy’ (invoke dynamic) portion of the Groovy version is left out of the task output. I am assuming that any classifiers are omitted from the report. I’m not sure if this is considered a bug, but I did find it confusing since we had an issue where both indy and non-indy versions were being pulled in via transitive dependencies (which was causing problems for us!). I’ve included an example - using the build file below, run the following command:

gradle dependencies --configuration compile

Task Output:

compile - Compile classpath for source set 'main'.
\--- org.codehaus.groovy:groovy-all:2.2.1

I’ve created the copyDeps task to demonstrate that the indy version of Groovy is actually being downloaded and used by the build.

Build file:

apply plugin: 'groovy'
  ext {
    groovyVersion = '2.2.1'
  repositories {
  dependencies {
    compile "org.codehaus.groovy:groovy-all:${groovyVersion}:indy"
  task copyDeps(type: Copy, dependsOn: build) {
    from configurations.compile
    into 'build/deps'

The output shows Maven/Ivy modules. With a classifier, it’s still the same module, just a different main artifact. That said, you raise a valid point, and perhaps we can do something to improve usability. Filed GRADLE-2978.