I agree, it seems like a useful feature. With the current Gradle tooling API however it can't be implemented. The API only provides a list of resolved jars, but no further information about those jars. So the info to display in that view isn't easy/possible to obtain right now.
That doesn't mean we can't push for an extension of the Gradle tooling API in this direction, which would enable STS to provide the functionality you are asking for.
I suggest you raise an issue on the STS issue tracker, and I will then distill out some requirements for the Gradle tooling API and raise a request against Gradle to extend their APIs.
The issue tracker is here: https://issuetracker.springsource.com/browse/STS
Coincidence? Someone just raised another issue that needs more info on the gradle dependencies than we can currently obtain: https://issuetracker.springsource.com/browse/STS-2405
So perhaps the time is right to ask for this kind of extension to the API :-)
Last edited by Kris De Volder; Jan 24th, 2012 at 11:38 AM.
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