The Groovy development team is pleased to tell you about the first release candidate of Groovy 1.8.

We'd appreciate if you could please test this release with your application, to report any issue or regression you may find.
Your help is needed and will be very much appreciated.

You can download Groovy 1.8-rc-1 here:

And have a look at the JIRA release notes:

Thanks for your help test driving that Release Candidate.