Plans for Gradle eclipse Builder?

Currently in our eclipse project (generated with buildship 2.0 from the eclipse groovy DSL in a gradle build) we are calling a launcher that calls a gradle task via “{workspace_loc}\gradlew”, which is an eclipse external tool builder. This is used when some of our files change that create generated changes in the workspace (think strings file -> generated code.)

Is there any plan for adding a more first-class gradle eclipse builder like the ant option? Something that would run a gradle task in the current workspace without connecting gradle as an external tool. While using “gradlew” or “gradlew.bat” as an external tool works in this case, it seems a bit strange to call gradle externally when buildship has so much task support built in already.

There is not concrete timeline for such a feature, but you can follow this issue to stay up-to-date.