Are there any news or plans on this topic? I’m new to Gradle, but need to manage Java- and Perl-projects as well, so came across the same question.
For my use-case it would be enough already if one could simply describe dependencies for different purposes, like with
testImplementation for plugin
java-library, and let either some frontend for
CPAN or some package manager like
APT actually resolve and download all those dependencies. that’s what I’m doing currently, preferring
CPAN as fallback. Not sure if letting
APT handle downloads etc. makes anything easier, though.
At least some of my Perl-projects support automatic tests based on
Test::Most etc., so I would expect Gradle being able to run those as part of some build, collect results, abort the build etc. Pretty much what it’s doing with Java already again.
Any ideas/hints on where one would need to look at if one would plan to implement such things on its own? I guess I would need to start at the concept of plugins like
java-library? Anything else obviously of interest? Or is it already known that Perl can not be supported at all?
Thanks for your input!