Laravel Elixir Version 3 is released

Laravel Elixir

Laravel Elixir version 3 is now released and available for everyone. This release features some exciting new features included true sequential tasks, more explicit logging, and easier configuration.

Sequential tasks

With version 2 this code:


Would trigger both sass calls before moving on to the coffee task. Now with version three these would processed in order.

More explicit logging

The Terminal will now detail the exact source and output files/directories that the current task is referencing (based upon your Gulpfile).

New Elixir Logging
New Elixir Logging

Better File Validation

File Not Found in Elixir
File Not Found in Elixir

Simpler Extensions

Elixir.extend('speak', function(message) {

    new Task('speak', function() {
        return gulp.src('').pipe(shell('say ' + message));


// mix.speak('Hello World');

More Information

For more information on Elixir v3, check out the official release announcement which outlines all the changes. Also, Laracasts has added new videos to the Painless builds with Elixir series covering these.

Filed in: News / Elixir


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