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Gradle settings

Settings | Build, Execution, Deployment | Gradle

Use this page to configure settings for Gradle projects that were created, opened, or linked.

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Gradle user home

Use this field to specify the location for Gradle to store its global configuration properties, initialization scripts, caches, log files, and so on. For more information, refer to Gradle documentation.

The default is set to $USER_HOME/.gradle. It can be overridden in one of the following ways:

  • You can set the GRADLE_USER_HOME environment variable (for example, %APPDATA%\.gradle). For more information, refer to Gradle documentation. The variable's value is picked up automatically. The new path is reflected in the field.

  • You can specify the location manually: type the location in the path or click the Browse button and in the dialog that opens, select the needed directory.

If the Gradle location is set in Use Gradle from with the Specified location option and its path is defined in the environment variable GRADLE_HOME or PATH, Aqua deduces this location and suggests its path as the default value.

Aqua also supports the custom Gradle location installed from the Homebrew package manager.

Generate *.iml files for modules imported from Gradle

Select this option to store the generated .iml and library files in the .idea directory instead of idea.system.path.

It might be helpful in the following cases:

  • sharing the IDE-specific module settings via VCS since the .idea directory stores project-level settings. You can also opt for the gradle-idea-ext plugin that helps you describe the project settings in the build.gradle file.

  • correctly opening a project that contains both regular Aqua modules and Gradle modules.

  • accessing a project faster when you open it since Aqua reads the .iml files first and then starts the importing process.

Enable parallel Gradle model fetching for Gradle 7.4+

Select this option to speed up the project's import.

This option is automatically disabled for the newly created projects. It is also disabled in File | New Projects Setup | Settings for New Projects.

If you check out a project from VCS that contains the .idea folder with already disabled parallel import feature, the project will be opened with the Enable parallel Gradle model fetching for Gradle 7.4+ disabled.

Gradle projects

You can have several linked Gradle projects when you work in Aqua. You can configure settings for each selected project.

Download external annotations for dependencies

When this checkbox is selected, Aqua downloads a file with a set of external annotations from the JetBrains public repository.

Build and run

Use this section to specify what Aqua should use when you run tests, build, or run tasks in the selected linked project.

Build and run using

Use this list to select how you want to build and run your project. Use Gradle as a default option or select Aqua.

In this case when you select Build | Build Project from the main menu, Aqua goes through source sets in all modules executing the Gradle task classes.

Build output

If you have a pure Java or a Kotlin project, it is sometimes better to select Aqua for building a project. Aqua supports the incremental build which significantly speeds up the building process. Yet, keep in mind that the Aqua compiler does not support some parts of the Gradle project build processing and might cause problems in building your project correctly.

Run tests using

Use this list to select how you want to run tests in your project. Use Gradle as a default option or select Aqua.

Gradle

Use Gradle from

Use this list to configure a Gradle version for your project.

You can select one of the following options:

  • 'gradle-wrapper.properties' file: this is a recommended default option that uses Gradle wrapper.

    In this case you delegate the update of Gradle versions to Gradle and get an automatic Gradle download for the build. This option also lets you build with a precise Gradle version. The Gradle version is saved in the gradle-wrapper.properties file in the gradle directory of your project and helps you eliminate any Gradle version problems.

  • 'wrapper' task in Gradle build script: select this option to configure a Gradle wrapper according to the wrapper task configuration. It might be convenient if you prefer to control which Gradle version to use in the project.

    If you used the default Gradle wrapper option and then switched to the Gradle wrapper task configuration, changes you made in the task automatically update during the project import.

  • Specified location: select this option if you don't want to use the Gradle wrapper and prefer to manually download and use a specific Gradle version instead. Specify the location of your Gradle installation.

Gradle JVM

Use this field to specify the JVM under which Aqua will run Gradle when you import the specified Gradle project and when you execute its tasks. The default is set to your project JDK.

This field overrides any other Gradle JVM selection. You can check a process of how Aqua selects the Gradle JVM version in the Gradle JVM selection section.

Last modified: 11 February 2024