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Grails TattleTale Plugin

This plugin will execute JBoss Tattletale reports on a Grails application. Tattletale reports are useful for inspecting the dependencies included in a packaged application for things like unused JAR files, duplicate classes on the classpath and other inconsitencies that may cause issues at runtime.

To use this plugin in your application, add the following dependency to the plugins closure in your application's grails-app/conf/BuildConfig.groovy file:

build 'org.grails.plugins:tattletale:1.0.0'


By default, the TattleTale reports will be automatically be generated after packaging of the WAR file has completed, if it has been enabled. There are two ways to enable the TattleTale report generation. The first is to include the -tattle command line argument when packaging the application:

grails war -tattle

The second approach is to add the enabledByDefault configuration property to your application's grails-app/conf/BuildConfig.groovy file:

tattletale {
    enabledByDefault = true

The plugin also supports the explicit disabling of the TattleTale reports:

grails war -notattling

This approach will override the enableByDefault configuration property.

Configuration Options

Property Description Default Value
classloader Specifies which classloader structure that should be used when scanning the archives.
enabledByDefault Enables the generation of TattleTale reports by default when packaging a Grails application false
excludes Comma separated list of JAR files to be excluded from the reports
profiles Comma separated list of profiles to enabled when generating TattleTale reports spring30,java6
reports Comma separated list of TattleTale reports to be executed on the Grails application multiplejars,unusedjar
reportsDir The output location for the generated reports target/tattletale-report

See the TattleTale configuration documentation for more details.

Building the plugin

To build the plugin locally, follow these steps:

  1. Clone the grails-tattletale repository from GitHub:

    > git clone
  2. Change directory to the checked out project:

    > cd grails-tattletale
  3. Package and install the binary in your local Maven repository:

    > grails maven-install

Release History:

  • 1.0.0
    • Initial release of the Grails JBoss TattleTale plugin.
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