Monday 16 December 2013

Installing Gradle on OSX

Gradle is a build automation solution which can be downloaded from and is an really powerful 'Groovy based' way to automate builds.

The download is made available (in Dec 2013) as a zip file, but for OSX there are is not 'installer script', so here is how I just set it up on my dev OSX laptop:

1) downloaded the binaries from, unziped the zip and copied the gradle-1.9 folder to a local dev folder:

2) created a .profile file in my current dev user root directory

3) edited that file to setup a GRADLE_HOME folder

4) started a new instance of Terminal, confirmed that the $PATH environment variable was updated, and executed the gradle command