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Build System

The major options for modular build systems are:

  • gradle
  • mvn (+gmaven)


  • compiler
  • runtime
  • groovysh (
  • groovyconsole (groovy.ui + friends)
  • groovydoc
  • swing
  • jmx
  • grape
  • mock
  • sql
  • ant (org.codehaus.groovy.ant)
  • javax.script
  • bsf
  • servlet
  • inspect
  • test/junit



The groovy.lang (as well as groovy.util packages, should be limited to only core runtime bits. For example Anything grapes related should not be located here, if that is an optional module (which I suggest it is).

test support

All test support classes should be in a separate module. While tests are important, at runtime, they are irrelevant, and the runtime should not need to include them or depend on their requirements.

AST transforms

These are essentially optional components and should be packaged in groovyx.lang and included in optional modules, ie. if its not required to have the core runtime work, it should be in a module.

XML support

There are current xml support classes in groovy.util and groovy.xml. They should all be in groovy.xml.

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