Gradle 2.3 recently released, is an open source build automation system. Gradle can automate the building, testing, publishing, deployment and more of software packages or other types of projects such as generated static websites, generated documentation or indeed anything else.
This release of Gradle 2.3 brings some nice new capabilities to dependency management and IDE support, as well as improvements to some core plugins. A long requested feature has been the ability to access metadata artifacts like ivy.xml and pom.xml, that Gradle uses to perform dependency resolution. Using the Artifact Query API, you now have direct access to these raw metadata artifacts. This could be useful for generating an offline repository, inspecting the files for custom metadata, and much more.
Install Gradle 2.3 on Ubuntu OS
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cwchien/gradle sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gradle