gradle-retrolambda

by evant

A gradle plugin for getting java lambda support in java 6, 7 and android

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Gradle Retrolambda Plugin

Maven Central

This plugin will automatically build your java or android project with retrolambda, giving you lambda goodness on java 6 or 7. It relies on the wonderful retrolambda by Esko Luontola.

Note: The minimum android gradle plugin is

1.5.0
and the minimum gradle plugin is
2.5
.

Usage

  1. Download jdk8 and set it as your default.

  2. Add the following to your build.gradle

   buildscript {
      repositories {
         mavenCentral()
      }

  dependencies {
     classpath 'me.tatarka:gradle-retrolambda:3.7.1'
  }

}

// Required because retrolambda is on maven central repositories { mavenCentral() }

apply plugin: 'com.android.application' //or apply plugin: 'java' apply plugin: 'me.tatarka.retrolambda'

alternatively, you can use the new plugin syntax for gradle

2.1+
groovy
   plugins {
      id "me.tatarka.retrolambda" version "3.7.1"
   }
  1. There is no step three!

The plugin will compile the source code with java8 and then replace the class files with the output of retrolambda.

Configuration

You can add a block like the following to configure the plugin:

groovy
retrolambda {
  javaVersion JavaVersion.VERSION_1_6
  jvmArgs '-arg1', '-arg2'
  defaultMethods false
  incremental true
}
  • javaVersion
    Set the java version to compile to. The default is 6. Only 5, 6 or 7 are accepted.
  • include 'Debug', 'Release'
    Sets which sets/variants to run through retrolambda. The default is all of them.
  • exclude 'Test'
    Sets which sets/variants to not run through retrolambda. Only one of either
    include
    or
    exclude
    should be defined.
  • jvmArgs
    Add additional jvm args when running retrolambda.
  • defaultMethods
    Turn on default and static methods in interfaces support. Note: due to a limitation in retrolamba, this will set
    incremental
    to false. The default is false.
  • incremental
    Setting this to false forces all of your class files to be run through retrolambda instead of only the ones that have changed. The default is true.

Using a Different Version of the retrolambda.jar

The default version of retrolambda used is

'net.orfjackal.retrolambda:retrolambda:2.5.6'
. If you want to use a different one, you can configure it in your dependencies.
dependencies {
  // Latest one on maven central
  retrolambdaConfig 'net.orfjackal.retrolambda:retrolambda:+'
  // Or a local version
  // retrolambdaConfig files('libs/retrolambda.jar')
}

Deprecated Features

If you are running with java 6 or 7 you should really consider updating. However, you may use the below configuration instead.

Set the environment variable

JAVA8_HOME
to point to the java 8 jdk. Alternatively, you can set the
jdk
property.
groovy
retrolambda {
  jdk System.getenv("JAVA8_HOME")
}

You can force unit tests to be run with an older version of java by setting

JAVA5_HOME
/
JAVA6_HOME
/
JAVA7_HOME
or with the
oldJdk
property.
groovy
retrolambda {
  oldJdk System.getenv("JAVA6_HOME")
}

Android Studio Setup

Add these lines to your

build.gradle
to inform the IDE of the language level.
android {
  compileOptions {
    sourceCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
    targetCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
  }
}

Proguard

This plugin is fully compatible with proguard (since

v2.4.0
). In your proguard file, add
-dontwarn java.lang.invoke.*
-dontwarn **$$Lambda$*

Known Issues

Lint fails on java files that have lambdas.

First try updating to the latest version of the android gradle plugin. Newer versions of lint are compatible with java 8 sources. If you can't for some reason, you can still use the experimental fork to fix the issue.

Using Google Play Services causes retrolambda to fail

Version

5.0.77
contains bytecode that is incompatible with retrolambda. This should be fixed in newer versions of play services, if you can update, that should be the preferred solution. To work around this issue, you can either use an earlier version like
4.4.52
or add
-noverify
to the jvm args. See orfjackal/retrolambda#25 for more information.
retrolambda {
  jvmArgs '-noverify'
}

Updates

All updates have moved to the CHANGELOG.

License

Copyright 2013 Evan Tatarka

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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