Gradle is a build tool with a focus on build automation and support for multi-language development. If you are building, testing, publishing, and deploying software on any platform, Gradle offers a flexible model that can support the entire development lifecycle from compiling and packaging code to publishing websites.

Release Released Active Support Critical Bug and Security Fixes Latest
8 1 year and 3 months ago
(10 Feb 2023)
Yes Yes 8.7.0
(21 Mar 2024)
7 3 years ago
(09 Apr 2021)
No Yes 7.6.4
(05 Feb 2024)
6 4 years and 6 months ago
(08 Nov 2019)
Ended 3 years ago
(09 Apr 2021)
Ended 1 year and 3 months ago
(10 Feb 2023)
6.9.4
(21 Feb 2023)
5 5 years ago
(23 Nov 2018)
Ended 4 years and 6 months ago
(08 Nov 2019)
Ended 4 years and 6 months ago
(08 Nov 2019)
5.6.4
(31 Oct 2019)
4 6 years and 11 months ago
(14 Jun 2017)
Ended 5 years ago
(26 Nov 2018)
Ended 5 years ago
(26 Nov 2018)
4.10.3
(04 Dec 2018)
3 7 years and 9 months ago
(15 Aug 2016)
Ended 6 years and 11 months ago
(14 Jun 2017)
Ended 6 years and 11 months ago
(14 Jun 2017)
3.5.1
(16 Jun 2017)
2 9 years ago
(01 Jul 2014)
Ended 7 years and 9 months ago
(15 Aug 2016)
Ended 7 years and 9 months ago
(15 Aug 2016)
2.14.1
(18 Jul 2016)
1 11 years ago
(12 Jun 2012)
Ended 9 years ago
(01 Jul 2014)
Ended 9 years ago
(01 Jul 2014)
1.12.0
(29 Apr 2014)

Gradle follows Semantic Versioning. The support and EOL policy states that each major release causes:

  • The previous major version becomes maintenance only (end of active support). It will only receive critical bug fixes and security fixes.
  • The major version before the previous one to become end-of-life (EOL), and that release line will not receive any new fixes.

Compatibility

Gradle itself is tested with the following versions:

Java support for running Gradle

Gradle release Java version
8 8 - 21
7 8 - 19
6 8 - 15
5 8 - 12
4 8 - 10
2 - 3 8
1 N/A

Java support for compiling/testing/…

Gradle release Java version
8 8 - 21
7 8 - 19
6 8 - 16
1 - 5 N/A

Java 6 and 7 can still be used for compilation and forked test execution.

Kotlin

Gradle release Kotlin version
8 1.6.10 - 2.0.0-Beta3
7 1.3.72 - 1.7.10
6 1.3.21 - 1.4.20
1 - 5 N/A

Groovy

Gradle release Groovy version
7 - 8 1.5.8 - 4.0.0
6 1.5.8 - 2.5.12
1 - 5 N/A

Android

Gradle release Android version
8 7.3 - 8.2
7 4.1 - 4.2, 7.0 - 7.4
6 3.4 - 3.6, 4.0 - 4.2
1 - 5 N/A

More information is available on the Gradle website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
gradle --version

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