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  • v0.40.2 Changes

    June 01, 2022

    ๐Ÿ›  Fixes

    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix a memory leak that led the Gradle daemon to eventually suffer from a lot of GC overhead before running out of memory when a Gradle plugin had its version managed by refreshVersions. ๐Ÿ‘ท We've done extensive tests to ensure we fixed this for good, and the CI now checks for leaks in the Gradle daemon to prevent future recurrence. ๐Ÿ”ง Note that if you were using Gradle configuration cache, you were likely to encounter this issue less often.
    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix the AndroidX.wear.tiles.material dependency notation that was pointing to wrong coordinates because of a typo. โœ… The test that was designed to catch this has been fixed to prevent future recurrence.

    Thanks to @yacine-ser for raising this memory leak issue along with a hint on the culprit, it was very helpful in reproducing and fixing the leak.

    ๐Ÿ†• New dependency notations:

    • ๐Ÿ AndroidX.compose.material3.windowSizeClass
    • ๐Ÿ’ป AndroidX.compose.ui.text.googleFonts
    • ๐ŸŽ AndroidX.core.performance
    • AndroidX.customView.poolingContainer
    • ๐ŸŽ AndroidX.metrics.performance
    • โœ… AndroidX.test.ext.junit.gTest
    • โœ… AndroidX.test.ext.junit.ktx (was previously AndroidX.test.ext.junitKtx)
    • AndroidX.wear.watchFace.complications.rendering
  • v0.40.1 Changes

    February 06, 2022

    ๐Ÿ›  Fixes

    • ๐Ÿ‘Œ Improved support of Gradle configuration cache. In the previous release, if you ran the refreshVersions task twice in a row with configuration cache enabled, the second run would fail, even in warning mode. It's now fixed.
    • ๐Ÿ‘€ To make refreshVersions compatible with GCS (Google Cloud Storage) hosted maven repositories (which can be helpful for company/team internal libraries), we were using the official library from Google. Unfortunately, this led to dependency hell to some of our users because it then requires a specific version of Guava, which could be different from the one required by other plugins, and the one from refreshVersions would prevail. So, to resolve these problems, we replaced our implementation with one that reuses Gradle's built-in GcsClient, and we're very happy with that because it also has the benefit of reducing the total size of refreshVersions when we include its dependencies. Note that this is using internal Gradle APIs, but we've seen that they didn't change in 5 years, and the code path is executed only if you have gcs backed repositories in your project.

    ๐Ÿ†• New dependency notations:

    • AndroidX.glance.wearTiles
    • AndroidX.wear.tiles.material
      • compose
      • utils
      • utils.ktx
      • ktx
      • rx
      • places
        • ktx
        • rx
    • ReactiveX
      • rxJava2
        • rxAndroid
        • rxKotlin
      • rxJava3
        • rxAndroid
        • rxKotlin
    • JakeWharton
      • rxBinding3
        • appcompat
        • core
        • drawerLayout
        • leanback
        • material
        • recyclerview
        • slidingPaneLayout
        • swipeRefreshLayout
        • viewPager2
        • viewPager
      • rxBinding4
        • appcompat
        • core
        • drawerLayout
        • leanback
        • material
        • recyclerview
        • slidingPaneLayout
        • swipeRefreshLayout
        • viewPager2
        • viewPager
      • rxRelay2
      • rxRelay3


    Thanks to Mike Gray for the contribution in adding ReactiveX, RxBinding, and RxRelay dependency notations!

  • v0.40.0 Changes

    January 24, 2022

    ๐Ÿ†• New features

    • ๐Ÿ”ง We are very happy to announce that refreshVersions now supports Gradle configuration cache! Gradle configuration is all about saving time, which is also the mission of refreshVersions, albeit in a different situation, so it made a lot of sense to not step on that feature Gradle engineers worked hard on. Note that the refreshVersions task itself is not compatible with configuration cache because it's impossible with the current Gradle APIs.
    • Error tolerance: The refreshVersions task will no longer fail if there's a problem getting versions from a repository. Now, it will add contextual comments in the file, so you know what failed, and don't get fully blocked next time jcenter or another repository undergoes an outage. This should also help if you're running the refreshVersions task through an unstable internet connection and some network calls fail because of that.

    ๐Ÿ†• New dependency notations:

    • Google.modernStorage:
      • bom
      • permissions
      • photoPicker
      • storage
    • ๐Ÿ”Œ
      • appset
      • auth.apiPhone
      • auth.blockstore
      • basement
      • cronet
      • fido
      • openSourceLicenses
      • passwordComplexity
      • recaptcha
      • tagmanager
    • ๐Ÿ”Œ


    Thanks to Kamalesh for the contribution in adding dependency notations!

  • v0.30.2 Changes

    January 09, 2022

    ๐Ÿ› Bug fixes

    • ๐Ÿ— We are now shutting down the thread-pool from kotlinx.coroutines that we're using when the build finishes (Dispatchers.shutdown()). We believe it caused memory leaks in the Gradle Daemon, and this change, made possible since kotlinx.coroutines 1.6.0 should fix the last memory leak cause.
    • โฌ†๏ธ The versions of dependencies from the androidx.test family started diverging, so we changed replaced the version.androidx.test version key with more specific ones. The migration will be done automatically on upgrade of refreshVersions, without upgrading the versions of androidx.tests dependencies themselves.

    ๐Ÿ†• New feature

    • โšก๏ธ We now support fetching updates on plain-text http repositories. We evaluated the security risks, and for the case of refreshVersions itself, there is none that is significant (the worst possibility is crashing the build under attack), and if you're not using plain-text http repositories in the first place in your project, this doesn't apply at all anyway. We added support for this because some of our users need it for local maven repositories.

    ๐Ÿ†• New dependency notations:

    • Android.billingClient
    • Android.billingClient.ktx
    • Android.installReferrer
      • desugarJdkLibs
      • r8
      • build.gradlePlugin
    • ๐Ÿ‘€ CashApp.licenseeGradlePlugin
    • CashApp.sqlDelight:
      • extensions:
        • androidPaging3
        • androidPaging
        • rxJava3
        • rxJava2
      • drivers.sqlJs
      • dataCapture
      • engine
      • workflow
      • cast:
        • framework
        • tv
      • instantApps
      • maps
      • mlKit.naturalLanguage.languageIdentification
      • pay
      • wallet
    • Google.mlKit:
      • playStoreDynamicFeatureSupport
      • naturalLanguage.entityExtraction
      • vision:
        • selfieSegmentation
        • textRecognition
          • chinese
          • devanagari
          • japanese
          • korean
    • Google.modernStorage:
      • fileSystem
      • mediaStore
    • Google.oboe
    • Ktor.client.darwin
    • Kotlin.scriptRuntime
    • KotlinX.serialization.hocon
    • Square.logcat
    • Square.moshi.adapters
    • Touchlab.kermit
      • bugsnagTest
      • bugsnag
      • crashlyticsTest
      • crashlytics
      • gradlePlugin
      • test

    Other changes

    ๐Ÿš€ We also removed many obsolete dependency notations from refreshVersions. Just like for the 0.30.0 release, this should not break your build as we implemented a robust replacement mechanism that also inserts migration guidance comments. โœจ


    Thanks to Brady Aiello, Mike Gray, and Kamalesh for their contributions in adding dependency notations!

  • v0.30.1 Changes

    December 21, 2021

    ๐Ÿ› Bug fixes

    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix Gradle sync for projects using buildSrc (#474)
    • ๐Ÿ‘Œ Support buildSrc modules that have no plugin declared
  • v0.30.0 Changes

    December 19, 2021

    Potentially breaking change

    โšก๏ธ We raised the minimum supported Gradle version to 6.8, because we started to use Kotlin 1.4 features, and Gradle pins the stdlib version. Since at the time of writing, the latest Gradle version is 7.3, we believe it won't actually block any of our users. We have a short section about updating Gradle on our website here, feel free to check it out if it can help you.

    ๐Ÿ†• New features

    ๐Ÿ‘ Repositories declared in dependencyResolutionManagement are now supported (Gradle 7+)

    ๐Ÿ— Since Gradle 7, you can declare repositories of the entire Gradle project (including all subprojects and their buildscript) in the dependencyResolutionManagement block in the settings.gradle[.kts] file. โšก๏ธ Unfortunately, refreshVersions didn't support it, so, unless you also kept repositories declared with allprojects, or per project, you would end up with all version entries in the file marked as unused after running the refreshVersions task, and you'd not see the newer updates.

    ๐Ÿš€ This release resolves this issue, and we are eager to use it in our projects ourselves.

    โšก๏ธ Update on built-in dependency notations

    ๐Ÿ—„ Sometimes, libraries get deprecated, or the maintainers change the maven coordinates. ๐Ÿ“‡ When it happens, this fact is unfortunately not included in the maven-metadata.xml files, or any other standard metadata. That means tools like refreshVersions will believe you're on the latest versions, when you're not, because it lacks the necessary information.

    One example is Google that changed the maven coordinates of all their AndroidX Wear Watchface artifacts several weeks ago.

    It took us time to catch-up with this change because we wanted to design a generic mechanism for this recurrent problem, and provide the best experience for you, and ourselves.

    ๐Ÿ— From now on, we have the ability to remove old or deprecated built-in dependency notations in refreshVersions, and doing so will not break your builds, nor will it change the dependencies of your project. However, it'll help you notice the deprecation, and it'll help you switch to the replacement dependencies, if any.

    โฌ†๏ธ The way it works is that we keep a versioned list of all the removals, and on refreshVersions upgrade, an automatic replacement will put back the hardcoded maven coordinates, using the version placeholder, and it will add our hand-written TODO/FIXME comments, along with a perfectly aligned replacement suggestion if there is any, so that moving to the newer artifact is as easy as upgrading to a newer version in the file. We designed the system so that it cannot break your build, even if you were using withVersion(โ€ฆ) or other DependencyNotation extensions, even if you have code comments or special string literals.

    ๐Ÿšš It also supports the case where we just move a dependency notation to another place, or change its name, without changing the maven coordinates.

    โฌ†๏ธ Because of this change, it's important that you check the git diff after upgrading refreshVersions and running the first Gradle reload/sync/build, so you can see if there's been any changes, and if you might want to switch to any replacement dependencies.

    โšก๏ธ This change will enable us to keep the built-in dependency notations updated with less effort, so we're very happy to have it ready, and fully tested.

    We've already started to take advantage of it to clean up all the discontinued artifacts we found in AndroidX.

    ๐Ÿ› Bug fixes

    • Repositories declared in the dependencyResolutionManagement block were ignored. Now, they are taken into account.
    • โœ… The kotest extensions dependencies were previously wrongly sharing their version as per refreshVersions rules. Now, they each have their independent, own version key.
    • The refreshVersionsMigrate task wasn't inserting new entries in alphabetical order. Now it is.
    • ๐Ÿ— The refreshVersionsMigrate task wasn't migrating buildscript dependencies. Now it is.

    ๐Ÿ†• New dependency notations:

    • AndroidX.appSearch.platformStorage
    • AndroidX.benchmark.macro
    • AndroidX.carApp:
      • automotive
      • projected
    • AndroidX.compose:
      • material3
    • AndroidX.core.remoteViews
    • AndroidX.dragAndDrop
    • AndroidX.emoji2.bundled
    • AndroidX.glance.appWidget
    • AndroidX.glance
    • AndroidX.leanback.grid
    • โœ… AndroidX.lifecycle.runtimeTesting
    • AndroidX.media3:
      • cast
      • common
      • database
      • datasource:
        • cronet
        • okhttp
        • rtmp
      • decoder
      • exoPlayer:
        • dash
        • hls
        • ima
        • rtsp
        • workmanager
      • extractor
      • session
      • testUtils.robolectric
      • testUtils
      • transformer
      • ui.leanback
      • ui
    • AndroidX.multidex.instrumentation
    • AndroidX.paging.guava
      • paging
      • rxJava3
    • โœ… AndroidX.wear.tiles.testing
    • AndroidX.wear.watchFace:
      • complications.dataSourceKtx
      • complications.dataSource
      • editor
    • Square.moshi.adapters
    • โœ… Testing.junit:
      • bom
      • jupiter: (moved from Testing.junit)
        • api (moved from Testing.junit.api)
        • engine (moved from Testing.junit.engine)
        • migrationSupport (moved from Testing.junit.migrationSupport)
        • params (moved from Testing.junit.params)
    • โœ… Testing.kotest.framework:
      • api
      • dataset

    โœ… Thanks to Emil Kantis for the kotest dependencies fixes! โšก๏ธ Thanks to Kamalesh for the help in updating AndroidX dependency notations! ๐Ÿ Thanks to Simon Marquis for adding Square.moshi.adapters, and helping contributors using Windows!

  • v0.23.0 Changes

    September 28, 2021

    ๐Ÿ› Bug fix

    ๐Ÿ›  Fix a bug that broke standalone buildSrc builds.

  • v0.22.0 Changes

    September 27, 2021

    ๐Ÿ› Bug fix

    ๐Ÿ›  Fix a regression that brought a KotlinNullPointerException in the build. We apologize for the issue. Thanks to Marcin and Craig for the report.

    ๐Ÿ†• New dependency notations:

    • ๐Ÿ’ป AndroidX.compose.ui.toolingPreview
    • Chucker
    • KotlinX.cli
    • KotlinX.datetime

    Thanks to Filip Czaplicki, who contributed to the new dependency notations!

  • v0.21.0 Changes

    September 07, 2021

    ๐Ÿ†• New feature

    ๐Ÿ‘ We now support npm dependencies for Kotlin/JS!

    Just put the version placeholder (_) in place of the version, and you're good to go.

    ๐Ÿ›  The version keys follow a simple naming scheme where their id is prefixed with npm, here are two examples:

    • version.npm.react=17.0.2
    • version.npm.@googlemaps/js-api-loader=1.12.2

    Special thanks to NikkyAI who authored the feature, and pair-programmed with us to refine it!

    ๐Ÿ‘Œ Improvements

    ๐Ÿš€ Before this release, when we added new dependency notations and shorter version keys, it could lead to an unwanted upgrade of the dependency in the project upgrading refreshVersions. With this release, we make sure to copy the same version if we add or change the version key, and it will also work if we decide to remove one. This ensures that upgrading refreshVersions will not be able to affect your application or library.

    Thanks to Brady Aiello from Touchlab for helping out via pair-programming!

    ๐Ÿ†• New dependency notations:

    • Koin (new group with several dependencies)
    • Touchlab.stately (new group with several dependencies)
    • RussHWolf.multiplatformSettings (new group with several dependencies)

    Thanks to Brady Aiello again, who contributed to these new dependency notations!

  • v0.20.0 Changes

    August 23, 2021


    We are now ready to accept dependency notation contributions for high-quality and popular dependencies from the Kotlin ecosystem!

    โšก๏ธ Look for issues with the Dependency notations and up-for-grabs tags to find one you can directly contribute to, or submit a new issue to ask for a new one to be added. We updated the contributing guide on the website, it now has [a guide dedicated to it here](docs/contributing/submitting-prs/

    ๐Ÿ†• New features

    • ๐Ÿšš refreshVersions will now add ## unused comments on top of unused entries in the file after you run the refreshVersions task, so you know which ones are obsolete and can be removed.
    • The new rejectVersionsIf { โ€ฆ } predicate available in the refreshVersions { โ€ฆ } extension in your settings.gradle[.kts] file will allow you to filter any kind of versions you don't want to know about. It can be handy to filter snapshots out for example.
    • Most of our dependency notations now provide more flexibility with 3 new extension functions: withVersionPlaceholder(), withVersion(โ€ฆ), and withoutVersion().

    ๐Ÿ”„ Change (potentially breaking)

    • ๐Ÿ— If you use a BoM from the built-in dependency notations, it must always appear before dependencies from the group it controls, or you'll see an error message that will fail the Gradle build. We do this because we can't switch on usage of the BoM for linked dependencies that have already been evaluated by Gradle.

    ๐Ÿ‘Œ Improvements

    The refreshVersionsMigrate will now use the built-in dependency notations if they match existing dependencies.

    ๐Ÿ†• New dependency notations:

    • AndroidX:
      • benchmark.macroJunit4
      • core.splashscreen
      • games:
        • activity
        • controller
        • framePacing
        • performanceTuner
        • textInput
      • navigation.testing
      • wear.compose:
        • foundation
        • material
      • window
        • java
        • rxJava2
        • rxJava3
        • testing
    • COIL:
      • compose
      • composeBase
    • Firebase:
      • cloudMessagingDirectBoot
      • Firebase.mlModelDownloaderKtx
      • Firebase.mlModelDownloader
    • Kodein.di (new group with many dependencies)
    • โœ… Kotlin.test (which is compatible with multiplatform projects since Kotlin 1.5)
    • KotlinX.html (compatible with multiplatform projects)
    • Ktor.features.serialization
    • Http4k (new group with many dependencies)
    • Splitties.alertdialogMaterial
    • Square
      • okHttp3 (shortcut to existing okHttp3.okHttp)
      • retrofit2.converter.wire
      • retrofit2 (shortcut to existing retrofit2.retrofit)
    • Spring (new group with many dependencies)