The JDepend plugin performs quality checks on your project’s source files using JDepend and generates reports from these checks.

Since JDepend is unmaintained and does not support bytecode compiled for Java 8 and above, the JDepend plugin has been deprecated and is scheduled to be removed in Gradle 6.0.

Usage

To use the JDepend plugin, include the following in your build script:

Example 1. Using the JDepend plugin
build.gradle
plugins {
    id 'jdepend'
}
build.gradle.kts
plugins {
    jdepend
}

The plugin adds a number of tasks to the project that perform the quality checks. You can execute the checks by running gradle check.

Note that JDepend will run with the same Java version used to run Gradle.

Tasks

The JDepend plugin adds the following tasks to the project:

jdependMainJDepend

Depends on: classes

Runs JDepend against the production Java source files.

jdependTestJDepend

Depends on: testClasses

Runs JDepend against the test Java source files.

jdependSourceSetJDepend

Depends on: sourceSetClasses

Runs JDepend against the given source set’s Java source files.

The JDepend plugin adds the following dependencies to tasks defined by the Java plugin.

Additional task dependencies

check

All JDepend tasks, including jdependMain and jdependTest.

Dependency management

The JDepend plugin adds the following dependency configurations:

Dependency configurations

jdepend

The JDepend libraries to use

Configuration

See the JDependExtension class in the API documentation.