Just wanted to reach out and thank Luke Daley, who just joined Gradleware, for giving me a big help with my Gradle build issues. We had a nice chat, did a little screen-sharing, and worked out how to get Tapestry to create the necessary PGP signature files for uploading. I can't imagine any ordinary company offering that level of support to an ordinary user ... or even a user with an expensive support contract. Kudos!
But I don't want to scare anyone away from Gradle ... I'm having to pencil pretty far outside the lines for a few specific Apache.org requirements, things that most people will never have to deal with. Even so, many of the problems I'm hitting will be correctly addressed in the future, possibly in the final 1.0 Gradle release. I'm now using Gradle in all my projects (for my clients and for my open source projects) without any significant problems ... and I encourage you to do so as well!