Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Install Android Library on maven with gradle

If we need to hide the password or any other confidential information, we can move the info into gradle global properties. To do so, we put the info in the file at $GRADLE_HOME/gradle.properties. If it doesn't exist just create a new one.

Here is the content of file %GRADLE_HOME/gradle.properties.



The we refer the info in the build.gradle file. Here is the gradle build file I used to install slidingmenu library.

buildscript {
    repositories {
  maven {
            url 'http://localhost:8081/nexus/content/repositories/central/'
    dependencies {
        classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:0.6.+'
apply plugin: 'android-library'

repositories {
    maven {
        url 'http://localhost:8081/nexus/content/repositories/central/'

dependencies {
    compile 'com.android.support:support-v4:18.0.+'
    compile 'com.actionbarsherlock:actionbarsherlock:4.4.0@aar'

android {
    compileSdkVersion 19
    buildToolsVersion "18.1.1"

    defaultConfig {
        minSdkVersion 7
        targetSdkVersion 19

    sourceSets {
        main {
            java.srcDirs = ['src']
            resources.srcDirs = ['src']
            aidl.srcDirs = ['src']
            renderscript.srcDirs = ['src']
            res.srcDirs = ['res']
            assets.srcDirs = ['assets']

            manifest.srcFile 'AndroidManifest.xml'


apply plugin: 'maven'
apply plugin: 'signing'
version = "1.3-release"
group = "com.jeremyfeinstein"
configurations {
    archives {
        extendsFrom configurations.default

//Singing the library for release version.
signing {
    required { version.contains("release") && gradle.taskGraph.hasTask("uploadArchives") }
    sign configurations.archives

uploadArchives {
    configuration = configurations.archives
    repositories.mavenDeployer {
        beforeDeployment { MavenDeployment deployment -> signing.signPom(deployment) }

//nexusReleaseRepo, nexusUsername and nexusPassword are defined in gradle global properties which are stored in $GRADLE_HOME/gradle.properties.
        repository(url: nexusReleaseRepo) {
            authentication(userName: nexusUsername, password: nexusPassword)

        pom.project {
            name 'Android SlidingMenu Library'
            packaging 'aar'
            description 'Sliding menu library for Android applications'
            url 'https://github.com/jfeinstein10/SlidingMenu'

 //           scm {
 //               url 'scm:git@github.com:VandalSoftware/android-cache-lib.git'
 //               connection 'scm:git@github.com:VandalSoftware/android-cache-lib.git'
 //               developerConnection 'scm:git@github.com:VandalSoftware/android-cache-lib.git'
 //           }

            licenses {
                license {
                    name 'The Apache Software License, Version 2.0'
                    url 'http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.txt'
                    distribution 'repo'

            developers {
                developer {
                    id 'jfeinstein10'
                    name 'Jeremy Feinstein'
                    email 'jfeinstein10@gmail.com'


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