Gradle 4.0-rc-2 is now available for testing

Gradle 4.0 RC2 is now available for testing

This release candidate contains fixes for the following issues reported against 4.0 RC1.

  • #2205: Update 4.0 release notes for gradle-script-kotlin to version 0.9.1
  • #2208: 4.0-rc-1 takes longer for resolving configurations than 3.5
  • #2210: Progress bar and work-in-progress info is sometimes rendered in build output
  • #2216: Common idiom for configuring test tasks causes unexpected behavior in 4.0-rc-1
  • #2222: 4.0 rc1 hang with jarjar plugin
  • #2235: Linking external Javadocs fails with Gradle 4.0

Check the release notes for more information. If no regressions are reported, a final release will typically follow in the next week.

Upgrade Instructions

Switch your build to use Gradle 4.0 RC2 quickly by updating your wrapper properties:

./gradlew wrapper --gradle-version=4.0-rc-2

Standalone downloads are available at

Reporting Problems

If you find a problem with Gradle 4.0 RC2, please file a bug on GitHub Issues adhering to our issue guidelines. If you’re not sure you’re encountering a bug, please use the forum.