The Gradle team is pleased to announce the availability of Gradle 2.1.
Gradle 2.1 comes with a new, simpler, mechanism for using community plugins in your build, integrated with the new Gradle Plugin Portal. The Gradle Plugin Portal already contains more than 120 community plugins. This is one of many improvements planned to expand the Gradle platform by making the lives of both plugins developers and users better through new features and tooling.
Another very new exciting feature is the incubating support of incremental Java compilation, which promises to significantly reduce compilation times during the development cycle.
For detailed information on the new features, improvements and fixes please see the release notes.
Gradle 2.1 sets a new high watermark for contributions. It includes contributions from 18 different people. Contributions range from documentation improvements, to CUnit support improvements, to Ear Plugin improvements. Thank you to all of the contributors.