No more absolute path in metadata cache Reference to file are now relative to the root of the module cache instead of being absolute. This allows moving the full module cache around to be reused with a different root path. The path are also normalized, so that they are portable across systems where the name separator changes.
Changes in Gradle Module Metadata loading We no longer define any configurations, like default or the maven ones. In the past, we still had these defined which allowed partial legacy selection. But it made no sense since all these configurations would not have any dependencies for example.