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From Paul King <>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache Groovy 2.4.8 released
Date Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:26:30 GMT
Dear community,

The Apache Groovy team is pleased to announce version 2.4.8 of Apache Groovy.
Apache Groovy is a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
Further details can be found at the website.

This release is a maintenance release of the GROOVY_2_4_X branch.
It is strongly encouraged that all users using prior versions on this
branch upgrade to this version.

This release also contains critical security fixes.
Details can be found on
In particular, see:
CVE-2016-6814 Apache Groovy Information Disclosure

This release includes 85 bug fixes/improvements as outlined in the changelog:

Sources can be downloaded from:
Convenience binaries, SDK and documentation can be found at:
Jars are also available within the major binary repositories.
We would like to thank all people who contributed to this release.

Known issues

Just prior to release an issue was discovered when using final fields
in traits. In earlier versions of Groovy, modifiers like final and
transient on fields in traits were ignored but Groovy now honors those
modifiers. Unfortunately, in some cases trait generation when final
fields are in use is incorrect and will be fixed shortly. The
following issue will be updated as this progresses:

We welcome your help and feedback. For more information on how to
report problems, and to get involved, visit the project website at

Best regards,

The Apache Groovy community.

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