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Gradle Newsletter
June 2021

Welcome to the June 2021 Gradle Build Tool newsletter.

This issue covers news from the community and the new release of Gradle Build Tool and Gradle Enterprise.

From the Community

Blog Posts

Tutorials and guides


Gradle Releases

Gradle 7.1

Gradle 7.1 release makes Java compilation faster including making the first compilation after fetching from the build cache incremental. This release also makes it easier to configure Groovy, Scala and Antlr sourcesets in Kotlin DSL. See release notes for details.

Gradle Enterprise 2021.2

Gradle Enterprise 2021.2 makes auto scaling Test Distribution agents much more convenient, captures and visualizes test logging output for Maven builds, identifies the task critical path for Gradle builds, and more. See release notes for details.

Other Releases

Kotlin 1.5.20

Kotlin 1.5.20 brings several performance improvements for Gradle users including parallel execution of Kotlin compilation tasks without an additional flag, faster IDE sync of Kotlin projects, and faster kapt in certain cases. Kotlin/JS is now also compatible with Gradle’s configuration cache. See release notes and full list of closed issues for details.


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Until next time!

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