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December 2017

Welcome to the December Newsletter!

Happy Holidays from the Gradle Team! We have 3 new releases for you: Gradle 4.4, Gradle Enterprise 2017.7, and Buildship 2.2. Read on for details about each and community updates.


First up, Gradle 4.4 features:

  • Better incremental build and build cache support for C and C++
  • Visual Studio 2017 toolchain support
  • Kotlin DSL v0.13

Next, Gradle Enterprise 2017.7 features:

  • Build cache replication, enabling faster builds with build cache nodes geolocated close to developers
  • Keyboard navigation for build scans
  • Sharing specific performance information in build scans

One more thing: fully hosted Gradle Enterprise trials! You can now try Gradle Enterprise with no setup. Just fill out this form and we’ll provision and host a Gradle Enterprise trial instance for you on the web.


Finally, Buildship 2.2 features:

  • Automatic project synchronization
  • Syntax highlighting for Gradle script files
  • Runtime classpath separation
  • Java 9 compatibility for Buildship plugins

Buildship 2.2 will be a part of the upcoming Eclipse Photon release.


You may see a few improvements in the Gradle docs today, with many more to come. Please fill out this 1-minute survey to help us figure out which improvements matter most to you. In the meantime, enjoy a brand new guide to the Worker API for parallelizing your custom Gradle tasks!

Until next time!

The Gradle Team

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