Tip: How to reuse Gradle daemon between Android Studio and terminal
When I run first gradle command from terminal, it starts new daemon instead of reusing already existed one.
Starting a Gradle Daemon, 1 incompatible and 0 stopped Daemons could not be reused, use — status for details
That’s strange, because Android Studio already started one daemon and I want to reuse it.
Why I want to reuse existing daemon
- New daemon is not “warmed up” and cannot reuse anything from existed daemon
- It consumes additional memory
Why daemon from Android Studio is not compatible for terminal
There are two main reason to be incompatible — Gradle version and Java version. Gradle version should be the same, but JDK versions are different. By default, Android Studio is using embedded JDK, which most likely has a different version from Java installed on your machine.
How to make daemon compatible
In Android Studio go to
Project Structure ->
SDK location. Uncheck “Use embedded JDK” and specify for JDK.
On Mac you can easily find JDK location by executing
How to see how many daemons are running
PS. This applies to Gradle wrapper and locally installed Gradle. I recommend to use local Gradle distribution. See my previous Tip to find out why.