kotlinCompilerVersion is deprecated


I’ve just started a new Jetpack Compose project using the "Empty Compose Activity" Android Studio (2020.3.1 Canary 14) template, but I’m getting the following warning in my build.gradle.kts (:app) file:

‘kotlinCompilerVersion: String?’ is deprecated.

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The deprecation does not provide any information about what to use instead. Should I simply remove this option or do something else?


kotlinCompilerVersion can be safely removed.
Compose now uses the kotlin compiler defined in your buildscript.

buildscript {
    ext.kotlin_version = '1.5.21'
    dependencies {
        classpath "org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-gradle-plugin:$kotlin_version"

If you are using the plugins block (in settings.gradle or build.gradle)

pluginManagement {
    plugins {
        id 'org.jetbrains.kotlin.android' version '1.5.21' 

Answered By – Gabriele Mariotti

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