@cbeams cbeams released this Jun 21, 2016 · 315 commits to master since this release

General Notes

Gradle Script Kotlin v0.2.0 is now available for use in Gradle 3.0 M2. To get started, see the samples README.

Updates since v0.1.1

  • Build script dependencies and external plugins (#29). Dependencies can now be added to the build script classpath using the buildscript block, and any plugins resolved there can be applied using the apply block. See samples/hello-kotlin/build.gradle.kts for an example.
  • Seamless project import into IDEA (#26, #43). Importing projects with Kotlin-based builds into IDEA no longer requires running the generateKtsConfig and patchIdeaConfig tasks, as configuring the Kotlin IDEA plugin and creating an appropriate IDEA library is now handled automatically. Installing the latest dev build of the Kotlin IDEA plugin remains a pre-requisite. See samples/README for complete instructions.
  • Implicit imports (#33, #57). Members of the commonly-used packages org.gradle.script.lang.kotlin and org.gradle.api.plugins are now imported by default into all Kotlin-based Gradle build scripts, resulting in less boilerplate. See commit a866610 for an example of the difference this creates.
  • Externally-defined properties (#60). It is now possible to reference project properties by declaring a val delegated to the build script's enclosing project object. This approach provides a strong contract for which properties should be available to the build script, while remaining agnostic as to how those projects are actually declared—be it via, -P flags or otherwise. See samples/project-properties/build.gradle.kts for an example.
  • Convenient alternatives to string-based dependency configurations (#36). Prior to this release, dependency configurations were expressed as strings, e.g. "compile"(""). This approach is still supported, but extension functions such as compile and testCompile are now available as a a more convenient and tooling-friendly alternative.