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sbt 1.6.2

I’m happy to announce sbt 1.6.2 patch release is available. Full release note is here -

See 1.6.0 release note for the details on 1.6.x features.


How to upgrade

Download the official sbt runner + launcher from SDKMAN or download from

In addition, the sbt version used for your build is upgraded by putting the following in project/


This mechanism allows that sbt 1.6.2 is used only for the builds that you want.


sbt 1.6.2 adds License object that defines predefined license values:

licenses := List(License.Apache2)

Predefined values are License.Apache2, License.MIT, License.CC0, and License.GPL3_or_later. lm#395 by @eed3si9n


Thanks to everyone who’s helped improve sbt and Zinc 1 by using them, reporting bugs, improving our documentation, porting builds, porting plugins, and submitting and reviewing pull requests.

For anyone interested in helping sbt, there are many avenues for you to help, depending on your interest. If you’re interested, Contributing, “help wanted”, “good first issue” are good starting points. If you have ideas let us know on sbt Discussions. See also my small changes thread.

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