From my experience, Cobertura is one of the most widely used code coverage libraries out there. After gradle 1.6 came along with its build-in JaCoCo plugin, I have migrated some of our projects to JaCoCo, but our developers aren’t happy with JaCoCo. Especially the Jenkins plugin is far from being as good as the Cobertura one. Also, the third party Gradle-Cobertura-plugins out there don’t seem to be actively maintained, and are still not very convenient to use and error-prone.
Therefore, I think it would be a good idea to support code coverage via Cobertura.
In the Gradle 1.6 release post ( http://forums.gradle.org/gradle/topics/gradle_1_6_released ), Hans Dockter announces code coverage through JaCoCo, saying that “JaCoCo is the only open source code coverage library for Java which is actively maintained”. However, the cobertura project page at http://cobertura.sourceforge.net lists recent news and the code is available at github https://github.com/cobertura/cobertura . (Maybe I’m missing some other issue though here?)
Best regards, Mike