I'm pleased to announce that Groovy 1.0-beta-6 has been released! Many thanks to all those who've submitted or applied patches, hacked code, made suggestions or just hung out in the groovy mail lists, wikis or IRC channel.
You can download a distribution from the usual place
There's a large number of new features, fixes, better diagnostics and performance enhancements in this release (including Bing's cool new type inference engine for using static method dispatch when the compiler can figure out the right thing to do).
Here's a the full list of changes