Gradle 1.7-rc-1 is now available for testing

The Gradle team is pleased to announce that the release candidate for Gradle 1.7 is now available.

This is a very exciting release of Gradle, containing significant performance improvements, new features and fixes. You can find information on what’s new in the release notes.

Download links for the release candidate can be found as always at

Please try Gradle 1.7-rc-1 with your projects and let us know your experiences.

This is great. When we can expect the official Gradle 1.7 release?

Looking like about a week and a half at this point.

It depends on what issues get raised during the RC cycle.

Hi, I have tried the new 1.7-rc-1 release with an Android project and it seems the android plugin is expecting 1.6 because it says:

Gradle version 1.6 is required. Current version is 1.7-rc-1

I guess it is more an issue of the Android plugin than a Gradle one, but I just wanted to let you know…


Jose Luis

If you want to lobby the Android guys for 1.7 support, you can contact them via the ADT Google Group.

Any update on 1.7 release date? We tested our builds with 1.7-rc1 and it works great, much faster on large projects. Looking forward to the official release to roll it out from test group to a wider audience.

We’ve had some issues, so rc-2 will be out very soon. Final release will follow shortly after. We’ll have better estimates when rc-2 hits.

Thank you, Luke!

Just tested in our project which is a large multi module project. I could notice the build time getting reduced from 10 minutes to 3 minutes. Looking forward for 1.7 full release