This is with very great pleasure and honor that I'm announcing the final release of Groovy 1.6, on behalf of the Groovy development team and SpringSource.
Obviously, 1.6 is a very important milestone for the project, with several great new features and improvements:

An article will be published in the coming days on InfoQ and GroovyMag coming back on all those features and novelties with more details.

You can download Groovy 1.6 at the usual place:http://groovy.codehaus.org/Download
Additional installers and bundles will be provided soon.

And you can also have a look at the JIRA changelog listing features, improvements and bug fixes.

Very big thanks to all the developers who contributed to the project, in particular our most prolific ones like Paul, Roshan, Danno and Jochen, and to all our users who've helped shape the project, thanks to their great feedback and suggestions.

Let me also mention an interesting event which is shaping up: the GR8 Conference, a conference dedicated to Groovy, Grails and Griffon, organized by the Danish JUG and SpringSource!
You can learn more about the event on the conference website: http://www.gr8conf.org or by following the twitter account: GR8 Conference Twitter account
The conference takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark, and will provideseveral practical sessions and hands-on labs to get you up-to-speed on those great Groovy-based technologies. The registration should be open in the coming days, so get ready!

Enjoy!

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Guillaume Laforge
Groovy Project Manager
Head of Groovy Development at SpringSource