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Gradle 1.1 tidies up the GA release

Chris Mayer

More than just a maintenance release, we learn where Gradle’s heading for the future

Following up on June’s debut GA release, the team at Gradleware are quick to push the build automation tool further through today’s update.

The team state that Gradle 1.1 has focused on usability improvements, bug fixes and groundwork in hope of instigating such an evolution in the revolutionary build tool. Whilst it may seem like an ordinary maintenance, there appears to be a bit more to it.

The release notes show that substantial changes have been made to test logging, giving much more much more detailed information during test execution. You can also expect easier opening of test and code quality reports enhancing the experience of using Gradle slightly. There’s improved Maven integration, external dependency management through the Tooling API and extra OSGi support.

Neatly rounding off some rough edges from Gradle 1.0, plans are already shaping up for the next release. According to founder Hans Dockter, work has already begun on experimental parallel builds, migration plugin and further improvements to dependency reporting. Although very much a work in progress, it’s encouraging to see that Gradle development continues and that project continues to grow.

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