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Gradle Newsletter
August 2019

Welcome to the August 2019 newsletter.

This issue covers the Gradle 5.6 release, Gradle Enterprise 2019.3 release, and how to fix broken builds using Gradle Enterprise.

From the community

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Gradle hits 10 million monthly downloads! 🎉

Gradle continues to see growing download numbers. For several months this year, Gradle hit 10+ million monthly downloads – nearly double where we were at the same time last year. Congrats to the team for this achievement and thanks to everyone who advocates for Gradle build tool usage in the community.

Gradle 5.6

Gradle 5.6 is out. This is the final Gradle 5 release before 6.0. You may want to check out the deprecations list as these will be important for Gradle 6 migration.

The top features of the Gradle 5.6 release are:

We also recommend checking out PMD incremental analysis, executable Jar support, support for failing the build on deprecation warnings, and the section on improvements for plugin authors.

As with all releases, please upgrade to the newest version to take advantage of these new features and improvements.

./gradlew wrapper –gradle-version=5.6

Gradle Enterprise 2019.3

Gradle Enterprise, our SaaS platform of data and infrastructure services that customers use to accelerate and optimize Gradle and Apache Maven™ builds, released version 2019.3.

This release includes many exciting new features including:

  • build failure analysis
  • enhanced Gradle dependency insights
  • dependency download time visualization
  • build logic dependencies insights
  • console log view and tests view for Maven build scans
  • and more!

We have published a blog post to help you understand how you can fix broken builds using Gradle Enterprise.

Upcoming events

Job opportunities

The Gradle Inc. engineering team continues to grow. We’re currently looking for:

The details of these and other open positions are available at

If you have some news you’d like us to share in the next issue, use #gradle on Twitter or send us an email with the details to

Until next time!

The Gradle Team


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