Closed Bug 1216434 Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago

Stop symlinking to the object directory in |mach gradle-install|


(Firefox Build System :: Android Studio and Gradle Integration, defect)

Not set


(firefox44 fixed)

Tracking Status
firefox44 --- fixed


(Reporter: nalexander, Assigned: nalexander)


(Blocks 1 open bug)



(1 file)

Just one step closer to removing the symlinking entirely.
Bug 1216434 - Don't symlink to objdir in |mach gradle-install|. r?sebastian

This has always been possible with Gradle -- Gradle doesn't care where
in the file tree resources are found.  (Gradle is perfectly happy to
take resources from outside of the root project directory.)  IntelliJ,
however, displays resources outside of known "content roots" in
special and frankly unhelpful ways.  Here, we avoid that on a
technicality: IntelliJ doesn't acknowledge (or even register a content
root!) for the non-standard AndroidManifest.xml locations set in
build.gradle.  This means we don't see odd content roots in unexpected
places in IntelliJ.

With this change, the formerly failing command

mach clobber && mach configure && mach gradle-install

completes successfully.  That gets us one step closer to being able to
open Fennec in IntelliJ without running additional commands.
Attachment #8676039 - Flags: review?(s.kaspari)
Attachment #8676039 - Flags: review?(s.kaspari) → review+
Comment on attachment 8676039 [details]
MozReview Request: Bug 1216434 - Don't symlink to objdir in |mach gradle-install|. r?sebastian
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla44
Blocks: 1220887
Component: Build Config → Build Config & IDE Support
Product: Core → Firefox for Android
Target Milestone: mozilla44 → ---
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox Build System
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