Blog from November, 2007

Groovy 1.1-RC-3 is out of the oven. You should download it and try it to see if it works for you, and please report any bug or problem you encounter, to make sure we release a rock-solid 1.1 release!

A proposal and working proof of concept for convenient desktop editing of data stored in web based applications, with a working implementation in Groovy.

DEWD: Desktop Editing of Web-based Data 

The Windows-Installer for Groovy 1.1 RC2 can now be downloaded from the Groovy Website ( direct link ). It takes care of the gory details of a Windows installation, copying files, setting environment variables and file associations.

The installer contains the Groovy 1.1 RC2 Binaries, API Docs and a PDF snapshot of the Wiki, the native launcher, Gant 0,33, Scriptom 2.0, the newest version of GraphicsBuilder, and SwingXBuilder 0.1.3. Please see the file installed_versions.txt in the installation root dir for details.

The installation of everything but the binaries is optional.

Currently supported languages for the installer are english, german, spanish, french and brazilian portuguese.

The Groovy development team and G2One, the Groovy & Grails company, are happy to announce the new milestone of Groovy: the second release candidate is here. Just a few weeks after the first release candidate, this new version focused mainly on bug fixing, ironing out the Swing console with a nice new icon toolbar and the interactive shell, and the XML handling. You can have a closer look at the JIRA issues for more detailed information and you can download Groovy 1.1-rc-2 from the usual place.

Apart from these bugs and little improvements, we kept on increasing the performance of Groovy. As an informal benckmark, we measured the time taken by our test suites to run, and for instance, according to the Grails team, the Grails test suites executed about 40% faster with Groovy 1.1-rc-2 than with Groovy 1.1-rc-1, of course, depending on your project, your mileage may vary.

Please help us making sure Groovy 1.1 is rock-solid by having a run with this new release candidate in your projects, so that we can iron out the latest little problems that may arise. Thanks in advance for your help. Stay tuned for the final Groovy 1.1 release in a couple of weeks!

Guillaume Laforge
Groovy Project Manager