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From Christian Sperandio <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Groovy 2.6 potential retirement to focus on Groovy 3.0
Date Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:26:10 GMT

For me, Groovy 3.0 is the most important thing.


Le mer. 13 juin 2018 à 09:06, Paul King <> a écrit :

> 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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