Steps to setup development environment for Groovy core:

  1. Install JDK 1.4.2 or above (e.g. Sun JDK 5.0 version 1.5.0_06):
  2. If you want to use Eclipse then install Eclipse 3.1 or above (e.g. Eclipse 3.2):
  3. If you want to build from the command line the install Ant 1.7 (possibly works with 1.6.5 but this is not properly tested):
  4. Extract groovy source, either:
  5. Build groovy source
  6. Done!