Gradle 6.5 arrives with a new experimental file-system watching feature

published 04.06.2020 11:50

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The open source tool comes with a new file-system watching feature that is still in experimental mode, has a new optional version ordering on board, and fixes 25 issues.

The open source build automation system has new features, bug and security fixes and potential breaking changes on board.

The latest Gradle version introduces file-system watching as an experimental feature.

Disabled by default, file-system watching can be enabled for either a single build or for all builds: In Gradle 6.5, users also receive a new option for version ordering as the current algorithm may lead to confusing results.

Starting with Gradle 7.0, the new version ordering will be enabled by default.