Just a quick post today about the new Blade 5.0 release...
It's out now, and you can update your local Blade using the
blade update command.
This new release supports JDK 11.0.20+ (so you don't have to
manually massage your settings.gradle files to support it), plus for
new workspaces it will use Gradle 7 (7.3.3) as well as the latest
workspace plugin versions.
For those of you who have not installed Blade itself, you can
use the directions here for the manual install: https://learn.liferay.com/w/dxp/building-applications/tooling/blade-cli/installing-and-updating-blade-cli
If you have an old workspace, you might want to consider
updating that old workspace by:
Unfortunately for those of you using the Liferay IDE, Liferay
Developer Studio or the Liferay Intellij plugin, those have not yet
been updated for using Blade 5.0. And even more unfortunately, I have
no ETA for when these will be updated to use Blade 5.
My recommendation - Install Blade manually, issue blade update
from time to time, and use the command line to create your projects
and modules. The IDEs (whichever one you use) should be able to deal
with the changes made from outside the IDE (although you may be
forced to refresh from time to time for major changes such as new
modules and the like).
Let us know if you have any issues with Blade 5, Gradle 7, the
new workspace, etc.