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Automated Dependency Updates for Gradle

Renovate supports updating Gradle dependencies.

File Matching

By default, Renovate will check any files matching any of the following regular expressions:


For details on how to extend a manager's fileMatch value, please follow this link.

Supported datasources

This manager supports extracting the following datasources: maven.

Additional Information

The gradle manager uses a custom parser written in JavaScript, similar to many others managers. It does not call gradle directly in order to extract a list of dependencies.

Open feature requests

  • packageRules paths does not work for gradle multi-project files #5403
  • multimodule gradle (kotlin) with versions defined as constants in buildSrc #5480
  • Support updating Gradle dependency lockfiles #5534
  • Same pull requests grouping #6474
  • Support custom init.gradle and/or #6894
  • Add bumpVersion configuration option to gradle manager #7214
  • Unsupported dependency in gradle #8728
  • Support for Gradle composite builds #9410
  • Support scan buildSrc's Dependencies? #13295
  • Update version of Java Lombok inside the Gradle configuration #13333

Open bug reports

  • Renovate only updates one configuration of a repeated dependency in Gradle #4910
  • Dependency with multiple classifiers is not updated correctly #5619
  • Renovate does not know where to increase the associated version number. #6323
  • Gradle-lite - does not detect property() call in kts #9184
  • Renovate doesn't scans the latest version based on gradle multi module project using gradle.kts #12397
  • Renovate creates multiple PRs for common versions in gradle version catalog #12956
  • Spotbugs library and plugin versions mixed up #13619
  • Parsing problem with Gradle Version Catalog #14452

The above list of features and bugs were current when this page was generated on August 15, 2022.