The Gradle team is pleased to announce that the release candidate for Gradle 1.6 is now available.
Task ordering rules offer you more control over the execution of tasks, there’s now a JaCoCo plugin for test coverage, and the Junit integration supports test categories.
To help get you started with Gradle, this release introduces the build setup plugin. This plugin takes care of the work of setting up a new build. This includes support for converting an Apache Maven POM to a Gradle build. You simply point Gradle at your current Maven build and you end up with a functioning Gradle build. Note that this plugin is in early stages of development and we plan to improve it in future releases.
Continuing on the performance work of the last few releases, Gradle 1.6 will include support for incremental tasks. These are tasks that selectively process only those inputs that have changed, and avoid processing those inputs that have not changed. For detailed information about Gradle 1.6, please see gradle.org/release-candidate.
Please try this release candidate with your projects and let us know if you encounter any issues.