android-appversion-gradle-plugin

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Language
Groovy
Version
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Created
Nov 12, 2014
Updated
Oct 16, 2015 (Retired)
Owner
Gennadiy Dubina (hamsterksu)
Contributors
Tobias Preuss (johnjohndoe)
Gennadiy Dubina (hamsterksu)
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Blurb

android-appversion-gradle-plugin

  1. Easy way to add build number to your application version
  2. Easy way to change APK name and add extra data to it.

Supported version of gradle-android-plugin

  • 0.12.+ -> - com.github.hamsterksu:android-appversion-gradle-plugin:1.0.+
  • > 0.14.+ -> - com.github.hamsterksu:android-appversion-gradle-plugin:1.2.+
  • 1.0.+ -> - com.github.hamsterksu:android-appversion-gradle-plugin:1.2.+

Сontents

  1. How to use
  2. Add plugin to dependencies
  3. Apply plugin
  4. Configure plugin
  5. Available options
  6. Typical usecases
  7. Use brackets in some cases
  8. What is versions.properties file?
  9. Configuration examples

Typical usecases

Do you want to use package name, app version name and version code in file name?

Just use the following fileNameFormat: $appPkg.$versionName($versionCode)

Result - com.yourdomain.app.1.0.0.1(1).apk

Use brackets in some cases

Why do you need to use brackets {} in some cases?

fileNameFormat - is a Groovy string. Be careful to use something like $appPkg.v_$versionName. Groovy will try to find the "v_" property in the String object. And you will get Error: > No such property: v_ for class: java.lang.String.

In this case you need to use {}: ${appPkg}.v_$versionName

How to use

Add plugin to dependencies

buildscript {
    repositories {
  mavenCentral()
 }

 dependencies{
  classpath 'com.github.hamsterksu:android-appversion-gradle-plugin:1.+'
 }
}

Apply plugin

apply plugin: 'versionPlugin'

Configure plugin

versionPlugin{
 buildTypesMatcher = 'release'

 supportBuildNumber = true
 buildNumberPrefix = 'b'
 
 fileNameFormat = '$appPkg-v_$versionName-c_$versionCode'
}

Available options:##

  • buildTypesMatcher - regexp value. the most useful case: if you want to apply changes for one build type use buildTypesMatcher = 'release' if for both buildTypesMatcher = 'release|debug'. Sure you can use any regexp value.
  • supportBuildNumber - use true if you want to add build number to appVersion. versions.properties file will be generated in root project. you can add it to version control ignore list if you use CI or you are alone devloper in the team.
  • buildNumberPrefix - string value, prefix before build number. example: 1.0.0.b1
  • fileNameFormat - groovy template string. you can specify your own format of APK file name. Available variables in the formatted string:
    • appName - name of main module
    • projectName - name of root project
    • flavorName - falvour name
    • buildType - build type
    • versionName - version name
    • versionCode - version code
    • appPkg - application id
    • date - build date, you can specify your own date format use dateFormat propery
    • time - build time, you can specify your own date format use timeFormat propery
    • customName - use this template to use string from customNameMapping
  • dateFormat - format string for SimpleDateFormat
  • timeFormat - format string for SimpleDateFormat
  • customNameMapping - mapping for $customName. it's groovy map for variantName -> text

Example:

customNameMapping = [
    'debug':'MySuperApp',
    'releae':'MySuperApp'
]
customNameMapping = [
    'flavourDebug':'MySuperApp',
    'flavourRelease':'MySuperApp'
]

What is versions.properties file?

If you turn on supportBuildNumber plugin will generate versions.properties file in root project. it store current build number for each flavour. You can add it to version control ignore list if you use CI or you are alone devloper in the team.

Config examples

versionPlugin{
    buildTypesMatcher = 'release|debug'

    supportBuildNumber = true
    buildNumberPrefix = 'b'

    fileNameFormat = '$customName-$versionName($versionCode)-$buildType'

    customNameMapping = [
     'debug':'mysuperapp',
        'release':'mysuperapp'
    ]
}
versionPlugin{
    buildTypesMatcher = 'release'
    supportBuildNumber = true
    
    fileNameFormat = '$appPkg-$versionName($versionCode)'
}
versionPlugin{
    buildTypesMatcher = 'release'
    supportBuildNumber = false
    
    fileNameFormat = '$projectName-$flavorName-$versionName($versionCode)-$date-$time'
    dateFormat = 'dd-MM-yyyy'
    timeFormat = 'HH:mm'
}