Resolving artifacts without POM/IVY file (gradle 6)

Hi,

I’m currently evaluating nightly builds of gradle 6 (6.0-20191006230018+0000) to support Java 13 and am facing some issues in resolving artifacts with missing metadata in the repository. That is maven artifacts without POM or ivy artifacts without ivy.xml are not resolved anymore. With 5.4 this has not been an issue…

Is this desired behavior or due to the “in development” status of the 6.0 release?

Additionally I noticed that gradle went into what looked like an endless loop (at least it took more than 10 minutes before I aborted the build), if some repository servers are not reachable. I used https for out internal repository instead of http and gradle kept on trying to resolve IVY artifacts over and over again.