This is with great pleasure that the Groovy development team announces the releases of Groovy 2.0.2 and Groovy 1.8.8.
Those two releases are essentially just bug fix releases, with only minor improvements. In particular, work has been done in the area of the static type checker and static compilation, in the GroovyScriptEngine, as well as further performance improvements for the "invoke dynamic" support as well as plain Groovy. We also upgraded the version of GPars of the distribution to use the newly released 1.0-beta-3.
For the details of both releases, please have a look at the JIRA changelog here: for Groovy 2.0.2: http://bit.ly/gr202, and for Groovy 1.8.8: http://bit.ly/gr188