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From MG <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Groovy 2.6 potential retirement to focus on Groovy 3.0
Date Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:10:30 GMT
Option 2 or 3 from my side.
I have thought about this, and given the fast movement of the Java 
universe at the moment it seems the right move, from a resources and 
public perception point of view.

Also, Groovy 2.5 is not too shabby, so still being on JDK 7 it is not 
like "no Groovy for you" ;-)


On 6/13/2018 9:05 AM, Paul King wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> There was some discussion at gr8conf about how to speed up delivery of 
> Groovy 3.0. Some of that discussion was around the scope of what we 
> want to include and have yet to complete in 3.0 but I won't discuss 
> that right now.
> One of the other discussion points was Groovy around 2.6. As many of 
> you know, we have released alpha versions of Groovy 2.6. That version 
> is a backport of most but not all of Groovy 3.0 to JDK7 including the 
> Parrot parser (though it isn't enabled by default). The purpose of 
> this version has always been to assist people/projects wanting to use 
> the Parrot parser but who might be stuck on JDK7. So in some sense it 
> is an intermediate version to assist with porting towards Groovy 3.0. 
> While that is still a noble goal in theory, in practice, many of our 
> users are already on JDK8 and we have limited resources to work on 
> many potential areas.
> With that in mind, we'd like to understand the preferences in our user 
> base for the following two options:
> Option 1: please continue releasing the best possible 2.6 even if that 
> slows down the final release of Groovy 3.0 and delays further work on 
> better support for JDK9+.
> Option 2: please release one more alpha of 2.6 over the next month or 
> so which will become the best version to use to assist porting for 
> users stuck on JDK7 and then focus on 3.0. The 2.6 branch will 
> essentially be retired though we will consider PRs from the community 
> for critical fixes.
> Feedback welcome.
> Cheers, Paul.

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