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Groovy-Eclipse provides Eclipse and Maven support for the Apache Groovy programming language.


Date News
May 30th, 2018 Groovy 2.5.0 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
May 22nd, 2018 Groovy 2.5.0-rc-3 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
May 6th, 2018 Groovy 2.5.0-rc-2 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
April 9th, 2018 groovy-eclipse-compiler has new artifacts on bintray Download
April 9th, 2018 Groovy 2.5.0-rc-1 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
March 27th, 2018 Groovy 2.4.15 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
March 6th, 2018 Groovy 2.6.0-alpha-3 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
March 1st, 2018 Groovy 2.4.14 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
January 10th, 2018 Groovy-Eclipse snapshot builds for Eclipse 4.8 are available! Update site: http://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.8 NOTE: Photon M6 or better is highly recommended.
January 4th, 2018 Groovy-Eclipse 2.9.2 released! 2.9.2 Release Notes
August 10th, 2017 Thanks to the Groovy core team, groovy-eclipse-batch has new artifacts on bintray Download


The latest Groovy-Eclipse release is available from the following Eclipse update sites. To install, point your Eclipse update manager to the update site appropriate for your Eclipse version.

Eclipse Level Release Update Site
4.7 (Oxygen) http://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.7
4.6 (Neon) http://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.6
4.5 (Mars) http://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.5
4.4 (Luna) http://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.4
4.3 (Kepler) http://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.3
4.3j8 (Kepler with Java 8) http://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.3-j8
4.2 and 3.8 (Juno) http://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.2
3.7 (Indigo) http://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e3.7

Or, you can choose to install a development build, see below for more update sites. In general, our development builds are quite stable.

The install directory must be writable by the current user. Groovy-Eclipse cannot be installed into a shared install. This includes protected directories on windows like C:\Program Files. For more information Eclipse Bug 395516.

Snapshot Builds

Use one of these update sites to install the latest and greatest Groovy-Eclipse. Development builds tend to be quite stable (they are not released unless all tests pass). To install, paste the appropriate update site below into your Eclipse update manager, select the artifacts to install and follow the instructions.

Eclipse Level Snapshot Update Site
4.8 (Photon) http://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.8
4.7 (Oxygen) http://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.7
4.6 (Neon) http://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.6
4.5 (Mars) http://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.5
4.4 (Luna) http://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.4
4.3j8 (Kepler with Java 8 patch) http://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.3-j8
4.3 (Kepler) http://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.3
4.2 and 3.8 (Juno) http://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.2
3.7 (Indigo) http://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e3.7

How to Install

Start with a compatible version of Eclipse (available from http://eclipse.org/downloads). Since Groovy-Eclipse relies on the Eclipse Java Development Tools (JDT), almost any flavor of Eclipse that includes the JDT will be compatible. This includes the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers, Eclipse IDE for Eclipse Committers, etc. Flavors such as Eclipse IDE for C/C++ or PHP Developers are not compatible without the addition of the JDT feature. If you are interested in Grails tooling, then you must install the Groovy/Grails Tool Suite.

Once you have a compatible Eclipse installed, then Drag to your running Eclipse* workspace. *Requires Eclipse Marketplace Client or follow these directions to install Groovy-Eclipse:

  • Go to Help > Install New Software...
  • Click on Add...
  • Paste the update site URL appropriate for your version of Eclipse and click Add.
  • Select the new entry in the Work with list of update sites.
  • Expand Main Package and select the Eclipse Groovy Development Tools feature.
  • Click Next and follow the prompts. Restart when asked.
  • Rejoice! You installed the Eclipse Groovy Development Tools.

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