Gradle Plugin

Release a Java project using gradle.

  • supports both -snapshot and -snapshot-less versioning


This plugin is not included with the auto CLI installed via NPM. To install:

npm i --save-dev @auto-it/gradle
# or
yarn add -D @auto-it/gradle

WARNING: You can only use one "package manager" at a time! Mixing them will lead to undesired results.


  "plugins": [
        // An optional gradle binary cmd/path relative to your project
        // @default /usr/bin/gradle
        "gradleCommand": "./gradlew",

        // An optional gradle argument list -- IE any gradle option allowed for the version
        // of gradle you're using
        // @default []
        "gradleOptions": ["-P someProp=someVal"]
    // other plugins

Gradle Project Configuration

This plugin uses the (gradle release plugin)[] to update the version. Make sure the the latest gradle-release-plugin is in your build.gradle.

plugins {
  id 'net.researchgate.release' version '2.6.0' // gradle release plugin


This plugin will also call the publish task with the release version, if configured in your project.

Configure snapshotSuffix

This plugin will use the snapshotSuffix in or build.gradle if configured.

Build After Version Bump Automatically

This plugin will run a release build to create release artifacts.