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GroovyDevCon #3

So far, we've held two Groovy Developer Conferences: one in London in November 2004, and one in Paris in November 2005. With the late releases of RC-1 and 1.0, the third instance will take place in 2007. The goal of this page is to work on the dates, the place, and the goals and topics of the next session.


With Groovy 1.0 released, it'll be time to focus on the JSR-241 and decide of the roadmap of Groovy 2.0

Please suggest the various topics you'd wish to speak about or features you'd like to have in Groovy 2.0:

  • Make 1.5 the default target JVM for Groovy 2.0
  • full annotation support
  • enum support
  • tooling (groovydoc, IDE plugins, improved console, etc)
  • syntax for operator overloading
  • class-scoped use directive
  • new mechanism for DGM and possible syntax for extension methods
  • rework the build system (Gant, Ivy, m2)
  • update dependencies (antlr->3, asm->3, ant->1.7, xerces->2.9, junit->4.2, ...)
  • commons-cli or JOpt Simple ...
  • coding style issues, e.g. TODOs, javadoc or groovydoc, metrics
  • cleaning up the codebase (what can be removed, e.g. old eclipse plugin)
  • add more unit tests and coverage report
  • split the tests to create tests for the TCK, tests for the error messages checking, (non)compilation tests, etc
  • set a policy for keeping 1.0 compatibility
  • ...


The past meetings were held in London and Paris. Possible places can be again London or Paris. We can also consider other places, like Germany or Switzerland.


The conference should be held in january or february 2007. It should be a two days conference. All Groovy & Grails developers are welcome to this conference, and if space permits, we can potentially accept additional invitees.

If you're interested to come to the conference, please give your name, availabilities and non-availabilities for january and february, as well as your preferences for the location:




Prefered location


Guillaume Laforge

any day in january and february



I can organize the event in Paris like last year.
I'm fine with a 2-day event which takes place during the week, but we could also take a day from the week-end, but preferably, the conference should happen at the start or end of the week.

Guillaume Alleon

any day in january and february

weeks starting 22nd of January and 10th of February

Paris, Toulouse

I can organize the event in Toulouse during week time.

Jeremy Rayner

any day in january and february

Feb 14


I can organize the event in London, as I did in 2004 (smile) .

Paul King

probably can't do Europe without some financial travel assistance


Australia: Brisbane, Gold Coast, possibly Sydney

... a long shot ... but thought I would at least propose a down under alternative: Great weather, great food and drink, great beaches (smile)

Jochen Theodorou

any day in january/february

London, Paris, Toulouse, nearly anywhere


I would have offered Stuttgart, but it is a boring city. If you all decide to still go there, then I will do the organization






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