The Gradle team is excited to announce Gradle 6.7.1.
This release continues on the series of performance improvements, particularly for incremental builds. File system watching introduced in Gradle 6.5 is now ready for production use. You can expect up to 20% build speed improvements in large projects after turning this feature on. Additionally, the experimental configuration cache has been improved to make troubleshooting easier for early adopters.
This release introduces Java toolchain support that makes it much easier to build JVM projects using a different version of Java than the one Gradle is running on. Starting with this release, Gradle itself can also run on Java 15.
New dependency management features in this release include support for compile only API dependencies, the ability to ignore selected dependencies in dependency locking and version ranges in repository content filtering.
We would like to thank the following community contributors to this release of Gradle:
Roberto Perez Alcolea, SheliakLyr, Christian Edward Gruber, René Gröschke, Louis CAD, Campbell Jones, Leonardo Bezerra Silva Júnior, Christoph Dreis, Matthias Robbers, Vladimir Sitnikov, Stefan Oehme, Thad House, Michał Mlak and Jochen Schalanda.