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From "J. David Beutel" <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Groovy 2.6 potential retirement to focus on Groovy 3.0
Date Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:26:51 GMT
Option 2 or 3.  I'm running Grails 2.5.3 on JDK 8, although I intend to 
upgrade to the current versions, when I have the time for that.

On 2018-06-13 07:53 , Scott Hickey wrote:
> I've have always appreciated the willingness of the Groovy team to 
> recognize that enterprises can't always move quickly to current 
> versions of Java.
> At Mutual of Omaha, we do have almost everything running on JDK 8 now. 
> We are actively trying to get our few remaining Grails 2.x versions 
> upgraded to a current version of Grails.
> I don't think that focusing only on Groovy 3 at this point would 
> adversely affect our company.
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 2:06 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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