Fixing NetBeans Gradle Support for OpenJFX

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Mon Jul 20 22:42:30 UTC 2020

I filed to track fixing 
the build.gradle to not include the time stamp, at least by default.

-- Kevin

On 7/20/2020 3:16 PM, Kevin Rushforth wrote:
> On 7/20/2020 2:05 PM, Laszlo Kishalmi wrote:
>> On 7/20/20 1:15 PM, Kevin Rushforth wrote:
>>>>    That could be prevented by removing line 1547: project.version =
>>>>    MAVEN_VERSION from the build script.
>>> Interesting. That is only used for the maven "publishing" tasks, and 
>>> shouldn't affect the main build artifacts. I don't see the generated 
>>> version number showing up anywhere in the build output. It would be 
>>> easy enough to suppress this for non-production builds, but I'd want 
>>> to understand how it is causing problems. Does gradle (and thus the 
>>> NetBeans gradle plugin), assign some semantic meaning to the 
>>> project.version attribute?
>> There is no semantic association. It is just the binding of the 
>> sub-projects together. Recent Gradle doesn't generate the jar files 
>> of the sub-projects if not asked for that specifically. Though if 
>> javafx:base project is asked of it's main output it would be a jar 
>> file with a second precision suffix in it's name. Also if you ask for 
>> the dependencies of javafx:graphics it will list a dependency on a 
>> javafx:base base jar with the second precision suffix in its name. 
>> The jar file does not have to be exist, NetBeans still would able to 
>> find out the dependency between the two sub-projects, but these jar 
>> names shall be the same. So if these two queries happen in different 
>> times the jar name would not match.
> Got it. We explicitly disable the jar task for each modular project, 
> since we don't need them, so we never would have noticed this. If I 
> enable them, I can see the jar files with the full version number, 
> including the date string.
> I'll file a bug to fix it. I'll need to do it in such a way that won't 
> disrupt generating maven artifacts for testing (actual maven artifacts 
> for uploading won't be affected anyway), but it should be easy to do.
> -- Kevin

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