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From Keegan Witt <>
Subject Re: Groovy file associations on Windows
Date Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:11:19 GMT
Do folks using it really need it to be in the lib directory with all the
other jars? Or could they just use Grapes/Grab?

If it's truly helpful, I can keep it.  I'm just wondering if it's overkill.

On Mon, Feb 11, 2019, 2:19 AM Paul King < wrote:

> I'd be inclined to keep GPars in the mix for now. It isn't actively
> maintained but is still very useful in its current form and I hope to put
> some time into it at some stage.
> Cheers, Paul.
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 12:24 PM Keegan Witt <> wrote:
>> In addition to removing projects that are no longer developed from the
>> Groovy Windows installer (Gpars, Gaelyk, Scriptom, EasyB, Gant, GMock), I'm
>> considering removing the exe files from groovy-native-launcher
>> <>.  These haven't been
>> compiled in quite a while and are just another thing to maintain.  As I see
>> it, there are two primary benefits these provide.
>>    1. Provide a way to create file associations so you can double click
>>    a Groovy file, or run myFile.groovy instead of groovy myFile.groovy.
>>    2. Hide the command window when launching GroovyConsole.
>> For #2, I can work around this with a VBScript file (or NirCmd).  #1
>> doesn't have a good way to solve other than the current native binary
>> solution since Launch4J doesn't support variable expansion
>> <>.  My question is, do many
>> folks need this functionality?  It's something I've never personally used.
>> Please weigh in with your thoughts.
>> -Keegan

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