I am trying to incorporate an “external to Gradle” build process into the Gradle ecosystem. The external process goes through and generates a package with a non-standard extension name (let’s just say it’s “.ext”), but in reality, the file is a zip file.
I will eventually (hopefully) rip open this external process and claim it for Gradle… but for now, I’d like to still publish this artifact using maven-publish the way I publish all our other artifacts.
I have no way to control the name of the file generated by this external process… unless I rename it.
So my question… can I register an external file as an artifact, even though it doesn’t have standard publication naming? And if so… during the publication… will maven-publish “rename” the file using the artifact id, group, version, etc.?