clojuresque – a Clojure plugin for Gradle

What is Gradle?

Gradle is a build system written in Java and Groovy. One advantage
of Gradle is, that the build script itself is also a Groovy script.
That means whatever can be done in Groovy can be done in the build
script. This is useful to abstract away common patterns in the build like
repetition or conditional decisions.

On top of that Gradle provides a convenient build system which comes
in form of different plugins. Each plugin defines certain conventions which
(if followed) automasie 95% of the build completely. Still the conventions
are freely configurable to be adapted to different project structures.

What is clojuresque?

clojuresque is now a plugin for Gradle, which adds Clojure
support. It allows compilation with automatic namespace recognition. The
plugin is based on the Java plugin and hooks into the standard configurations
and archives.


Create a build.gradle script in the root directory of your project. Note
that gradle derives the project name from the name of this directory!

buildscript {
    repositories {
        maven { url '' }
    dependencies {
        classpath 'clojuresque:clojuresque:1.0.0'

apply plugin: 'clojure'

Meta plugin

This is a meta plugin applying the various parts of the clojuresque


This is alpha software! Expect problems! Please report issues in the
bugtracker at bitbucket. Or email them to me.

General support is available on the clojuresque google group.

Meikel Brandmeyer
Frankfurt am Main, October 2013