In the final release of Groovy-Eclipse 2.1.1, just 6 weeks after our previous release of 2.1.0, there are many exciting new features to look forward to.
You can use the following update site to install this release. To install, copy and paste this link into your Eclipse update manager:
And a zipped version of the update site is available at:
You can install from the zip by pointing your Eclipse update manager to the downloaded zip file and following the installation instructions provided by the update manager.
Inferencing inside of closures
Type inferencing and content assist inside of closures now uses the type of calling method as the type of
this. For example, the following code snippet with use
User as the type of
this inside the closure:
Similarly, content assist will work as expected:
this in the editor and the bubble will show that
this is of type
Foo. See GRECLIPSE-916.
Inferencing of statically imported fields and methods
Statically imported fields and methods are now available from content assist and in the inferencing engine. See GRECLIPSE-698 for more information.
Content assist for Constructors
Content assist now includes appropriate constructors when invoked in front of a
new keyword. See GRECLIPSE-839.
Improved semantic highlighting
Organize imports improvements
Organize imports in Groovy scripts now respects the settings in
Preferences -> Java -> Code Style -> Organize Imports. Imports are sorted appropriately and grouped according to preferences. Also, semi-colons are now automatically removed. See GRECLIPSE-498.
Create Groovy Script
The New Groovy Class wizard now has an option to create a Groovy script instead of a standard class. See GRECLIPSE-485.
Outline view for binary Groovy types
When binary Groovy types are shown in the outline view and the package explorer all synthetic methods and fields are filtered from the view. See GRECLIPSE-865.
It is now possible to add a bookmark in a Groovy file by right-clicking on the editor ruler and selecting '
Add Bookmark...'. See GRECLIPSE-853.
Groovy-Eclipse 2.1.1.RC1 includes Groovy 1.7.5 and is installable on Eclipse 3.6.0 and 3.6.1. There are no plans to release a 3.5 version of this release.
Over 60 issues have been fixed for this release.
The 2.1.1 final release is scheduled for a week from now to coincide with the 2.5.2 release of the SpringSource Tool Suite. Because this version is a release candidate, only critical bug fixes will be made between now and the final release.
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