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Workaround For Gradle Errors

#1

Hey folks, I’m one of the Tech Editors. We’ve had some people getting this pop-up when trying to open existing projects:

This is because newer versions of Gradle and Kotlin have come out since the book was published. If you hit Update, on the next Gradle build, you’ll see this error:

In order to get it to build, update the project’s build.gradle file to use the Kotlin plugin version mentioned in the error:

Please let us know if you have more questions! Thank you!

Edited to add: While the examples here show the project from Chapter 2, this applies to all projects until the update we have in the works is out.

#2

@designatednerd Thank you for sharing all this - much appreciated! :]