Just tried using gradle-1.9-rc1 (was using 1.8). New to gradle so probably some dumb error, not using gradle wrapper.
$ gradle build FAILURE: Build failed with an exception. * Where: Build file '/home/ed/src/build.gradle' line: 1 * What went wrong: A problem occurred evaluating root project 'Localist'. > Gradle version 1.8 is required. Current version is 1.9-rc-1. If using the gradle wrapper, try editing the distributionUrl in /home/ed/src/gradle/wrapper/gradle-wrapper.properties to gradle-1.8-all.zip * Try: Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --info or --debug option to get more log output. BUILD FAILED Total time: 1.769 secs