Release Candidate

The Gradle team is pleased to offer Gradle 2.8-rc-1 as the release candidate for Gradle 2.8.

This release candidate was released on 30th September 2015

We would like to encourage all users to try out this version of Gradle with their builds and report any problems to the Gradle Forums.
It is recommended to look over the Release Notes for Gradle 2.8 before using the release candidate.


Use With Gradle Wrapper

To use version 2.8-rc-1 via the Gradle wrapper you can either update your wrapper properties file (at $projectDir/gradle/ by default) to contain:

Or you can configure the Wrapper task with:
wrapper {
  gradleVersion = '2.8-rc-1'
Then execute gradle wrapper to update the wrapper files.