The Groovy development team is happy to announce the release of Groovy 1.7-RC-2, hopefully our last step before the final version, scheduled for December 22nd.
Just a few minor enhancements (backported from the 1.7.x branch), and a couple bug fixes or typos, found their way in this release.
You can see some of the changes in the JIRA release notes (some of them not appearing as the target release fix was different than RC-2).
If all goes well, it's the last Release Candidate before the final version. Unless we uncover a critical and blocker issue, we're going to release Groovy 1.7-final before Christmas, as a Christmas present for our Groovy users!
You can download Groovy 1.7-RC-2 in the download area, as usual.
Please try this last RC in your projects, to test drive it, and ensure we release a quality final version. Your help will be very much appreciated, and we're looking forward to hearing your feedback on this version.