Minimalist Gradle Editor

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2019-03 (4.11), 2018-12 (4.10), 2018-09 (4.9), Photon (4.8), Oxygen (4.7), Neon (4.6), Mars (4.5), Luna (4.4), Kepler (4.3), Juno (4.2, 3.8), Previous to Juno (<=4.1), 2019-06 (4.12), 2019-09 (4.13), 2019-12 (4.14), 2020-03 (4.15), 2020-06 (4.16), 2020-09 (4.17), 2020-12 (4.18), 2021-03 (4.19)

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Solution Description

https://github.com/Nodeclipse/GradleEditor Minimalist Gradle Editor for build.gradle files with highlight for keywords, strings and matching brackets and android support (by taking some additional keywords from android plugin.

This plugin is also included into Gradle (Enide) and Gradle IDE Pack marketplace entries.

The intended use case is to have gradle build outside of Eclipse, and also as simple Editor with highlight. Good points: less than 50KB. Check Eclipse Color Theme 0.14+ for colorful support. All sources are on GitHub GitHub

The Editor was not intended to grow bigger, hopefully Pivotal would have something superior and light soon. (Currently you need to install full Eclipse-Groovy, that is too heavy for some editing, but may be what you need if you write 100+ of Groovy code lines.)

UPDATE 2016: Pivotal Gradle (STS) is in minimal maintainance, future development goes in Eclipse buildship project lead by Gradleware, but it is not in feature parity with Pivotal Gradle (STS). For full-featured Gradle tools check Gradle Integration for Eclipse by Pivotal http://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/gradle-integration-eclipse

UPDATE: I have tried Eclipse with both "Gradle Integration for Eclipse" and "Groovy-Eclipse" installed. Then right-click and Gradle -> Enable DSL Support. This added gradle sources as special ClasspathContainer. However if not writing groovy, it has little use for gradle itself. For example, I could click-through dependencies {} entries to see that they are of DependencyHandler type, but there is no hint to select compile or testCompile (neither group, name attributes). From repositories {} or test {} I can click through to Project class, but no gradle specific hints and validations. Summary: may be very useful for gradle plugins developers or when adding groovy script as a task, but may be only distracting for gradle users.

UPDATE 2016: Installing Groovy-Eclipse into Mars.1/2 downgrades Eclipse Java compiler to x.0 Listed in Nodeclipse Plugins List.

Bonus: below is build.gradle example to build standard Android project. For the latest check here.


buildscript {
    repositories {
        mavenCentral()
    }
    dependencies {
        classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:0.9.+'
    }
}
apply plugin: 'android'

dependencies {
    compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: '*.jar')
}

android {
    compileSdkVersion 19
    buildToolsVersion "19.0.0"

    sourceSets {
        main {
            manifest.srcFile 'AndroidManifest.xml'
            java.srcDirs = ['src']
            resources.srcDirs = ['src']
            aidl.srcDirs = ['src']
            renderscript.srcDirs = ['src']
            res.srcDirs = ['res']
            assets.srcDirs = ['assets']
        }

        // Move the tests to tests/java, tests/res, etc...
        androidTest.setRoot('tests')

        // Move the build types to build-types/
        // For instance, build-types/debug/java, build-types/debug/AndroidManifest.xml, ...
        // This moves them out of them default location under src//... which would
        // conflict with src/ being used by the main source set.
        // Adding new build types or product flavors should be accompanied
        // by a similar customization.
        debug.setRoot('build-types/debug')
        release.setRoot('build-types/release')
    }
}

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Additional Details

Eclipse Versions: 2019-03 (4.11), 2018-12 (4.10), 2018-09 (4.9), Photon (4.8), Oxygen (4.7), Neon (4.6), Mars (4.5), Luna (4.4), Kepler (4.3), Juno (4.2, 3.8), Previous to Juno (<=4.1), 2019-06 (4.12), 2019-09 (4.13), 2019-12 (4.14), 2020-03 (4.15), 2020-06 (4.16), 2020-09 (4.17), 2020-12 (4.18), 2021-03 (4.19)

Platform Support: Windows, Mac, Linux/GTK

Organization Name: Nodeclipse/Enide

Development Status: Beta

Date Created: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 04:41

License: GPL

Date Updated: Friday, January 15, 2021 - 10:12

Submitted by: Paul Verest

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Hi,
Could somebody please explain to me, in baby steps, what I have to do to get this to work: at the moment I have various Gradle plugins/add-ons installed in Eclipse (Mars), including this "Minimalist" thing, but I've yet to see any formatting or syntax colouring for my .gradle files... although in project explorer any file with this extension now has a green "G" icon. Which is nice.

Please bear with me: when people say install "X" I never know whether they mean goto Help --> Install new software or Help --> Eclipse Marketplace. Maybe it's the same?

And, is there anything I have to do once I have installed this plugin/add-on to make it want to work nicely with .gradle files? ... thanks.

Just installed, it looks great, I just would like to suggest supporting bookmarking in a future version, IMO that's very useful.
Currently to create a bookmark I need to reopen the file using Open With / Text Editor, create the bookmark and open the file using Open With / Minimalist Gradle Editor again; then the bookmark is visible in the editor and in the Bookmarks views (although when I hover with the mouse on the bookmark in the editor there is no tooltip).

In reply to by Davide Vecchi

Could somebody please explain to me, in baby steps, what I have to do to get this to work: at the moment I have various Gradle plugins/add-ons installed in Eclipse (Mars), including this "Minimalist" thing, but I've yet to see any formatting or syntax colouring for my .gradle files... although in project explorer any file with this extension now has a green "G" icon. Which is nice.

Please bear with me: when people say install "X" I never know whether they mean goto Help --> Install new software or Help --> Eclipse Marketplace. Maybe it's the same?

And, is there anything I have to do once I have installed this plugin/add-on to make it want to work nicely with .gradle files? ... thanks.