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The current Gradle release is 8.7. You can download binaries and view docs for all Gradle versions from the releases page.


Gradle runs on all major operating systems and requires only a Java JDK version 8 or higher to be installed. To check, run java -version:

$ java -version
java version "1.8.0_121"

Additional resources

  • On-demand and live online training is available for free to Gradle users.
  • Self-paced tutorials are a good place to try Gradle with a variety of languages in addition to the docs.
  • Gradle has a visual build inspection tool: Build Scan™.
  • Finally, the Gradle Newsletter is a great way to keep UP-TO-DATE, with issues crafted monthly.

Installing with a package manager

SDKMAN! is a tool for managing parallel versions of multiple Software Development Kits on most Unix-based systems.

$ sdk install gradle 8.7

Homebrew is “the missing package manager for macOS”.

$ brew install gradle

Other package managers are available, but the version of Gradle distributed by them is not controlled by Gradle, Inc. Linux package managers may distribute a modified version of Gradle that is incompatible or incomplete when compared to the official version (available from SDKMAN! or below).

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Installing manually

Step 1. Download the latest Gradle distribution

The current Gradle release is version 8.7, released on 22 Mar 2024. The distribution zip file comes in two flavors:

If in doubt, choose the binary-only version and browse docs and sources online.

Need to work with an older version? See the releases page.

Step 2. Unpack the distribution

Linux & MacOS users

Unzip the distribution zip file in the directory of your choosing, e.g.:

$ mkdir /opt/gradle
$ unzip -d /opt/gradle gradle-8.7-bin.zip
$ ls /opt/gradle/gradle-8.7
LICENSE  NOTICE  bin  getting-started.html  init.d  lib  media
Microsoft Windows users

Create a new directory C:\Gradle with File Explorer.

Open a second File Explorer window and go to the directory where the Gradle distribution was downloaded. Double-click the ZIP archive to expose the content. Drag the content folder gradle-8.7 to your newly created C:\Gradle folder.

Alternatively you can unpack the Gradle distribution ZIP into C:\Gradle using an archiver tool of your choice.

Step 3. Configure your system environment

Linux & MacOS users

Configure your PATH environment variable to include the bin directory of the unzipped distribution, e.g.:

 $ export PATH=$PATH:/opt/gradle/gradle-8.7/bin
Microsoft Windows users

In File Explorer right-click on the This PC (or Computer) icon, then click Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> Environmental Variables.

Under System Variables select Path, then click Edit. Add an entry for C:\Gradle\gradle-8.7\bin. Click OK to save.

Step 4. Verify your installation

Open a console (or a Windows command prompt) and run gradle -v to run gradle and display the version, e.g.:

$ gradle -v

Gradle 8.7

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Upgrade with the Gradle Wrapper

If your existing Gradle-based build uses the Gradle Wrapper, you can easily upgrade by running the wrapper task, specifying the desired Gradle version:

$ ./gradlew wrapper --gradle-version=8.7 --distribution-type=bin

Note that it is not necessary for Gradle to be installed to use the Gradle wrapper. The next invocation of gradlew or gradlew.bat will download and cache the specified version of Gradle.

$ ./gradlew tasks
Downloading https://services.gradle.org/distributions/gradle-8.7-bin.zip

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Older Releases

You can find all releases and their checksums on the releases page.

Command-Line Completion

Command-line completion scripts are available for bash and zsh. This provides completion for Gradle tasks and command-line options.