Gradle Enterprise 2016.3

Gradle Enterprise 2016.3 brings extensibility of build scans through custom values, direct links to sections, automatic creation of scans, better and faster dependency search and more.

This release is optimized for version 1.1.1 of the build scan plugin.


Build scan custom data

Use the build scan plugin API to collect custom data as tags, links and values. This custom data is displayed prominently in build scans.

buildScan {
    // Add external links
    link 'GitHub', ''

    // Tag your builds
    tag System.getenv('CI') ? 'CI' : 'Local'

    // Collect any other custom data
    value 'Docker Version', 'docker -v'.execute().text

See this example scan with custom data.

For more information, consult the Gradle Build Scan Plugin User Manual.

Automatic publication of build scans

Programmatically control when to publish build scans, as an alternative to specifying the -Dscanargument at invocation time.

buildScan {
    publishAlways() // Always publish a build scan
    publishOnFailure() // Publish only on a build failure
    publishAlwaysIf(condition == true)
    publishOnFailureIf(condition == true)

For more information, consult the Gradle Build Scan Plugin User Manual.

Improved shareability of build scans

Each build scan section has a distinct URL for easy sharing.

Try it out with this failed test.

Intuitive dependency search results visualisation

Dependency search results are shown in a similar manner to Gradle’s dependencyInsight task. Search matches are shown as top level items in the graph, followed by their dependents.

Searching based on custom data

Find build scans by tags and/or custom values in the build scan list.

Upgrade notes


Oct 20, 2016
  • [FIX] Custom values with null values cause rendering errors.
  • [FIX] System errors may not be visible in the application logs.
Oct 19, 2016
  • [FEATURE] Dependency search shows results similar to Gradle's dependencyInsight task.
  • [FIX] Dependency searches for very large dependency graphs may be very slow.
  • [FIX] Viewing build scans for very large builds may cause out-of-memory crashes.
  • [FIX] Backups require excessive disk space and are slow to complete.
Oct 11, 2016
  • [FEATURE] Lines of console log output can be focused and shared.
  • [FIX] Viewing build scans of large builds may require significant server resources.
Sep 27, 2016
  • [FEATURE] Extend build scans with custom values, tags and links.
  • [FEATURE] Search for scans based on custom values and tags.
  • [FEATURE] Publish scans for all or some builds automatically.
  • [FEATURE] Link directly to scan sections.