Including the Resolver in Your Gradle Build

By default, Liferay Workspace provides the resolve task as an independent executable. It’s provided by the Target Platform Gradle plugin and is not integrated in any other Gradle processes. This gives you control over your Gradle build without imposing strategies you may not want included in your default build process.

With that said, the resolve task can be useful to include in your build process if you want to check for errors in your module projects before deployment. Instead of resolving your projects separately from your standard build, you can build and resolve them all in one shot.

In Liferay Workspace, the recommended path for doing this is adding it to the default check Gradle task. The check task is provided by default in a workspace by the Java plugin. Adding the resolve task to the check lifecycle task also promotes the resolve task to run for CI and other test tools that typically run the check task for verification. Of course, Gradle’s build task also depends on the check task, so you can run gradlew build and run the resolver too.

To call the resolve task during the check task automatically, open your workspace’s root build.gradle file and add the following directive:

check.dependsOn resolve

You can also configure this for specific projects in a workspace if you don’t want all modules to be included in the global check.

If the resolve task runs during every Gradle build, you may want to prevent the build from failing if there are errors reported by the resolver. To do this, open your workspace’s root build.gradle file and add the following code:

targetPlatform {
    ignoreResolveFailures = true

This reports the failures without failing the build. Note, this can only be configured in the workspace’s root build.gradle file.

Awesome! You can now run the resolve task in your current Gradle lifecycle.

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