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

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News

Date News
November 27th, 2021 Groovy 4.0rc1 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
November 6th, 2021 Groovy 4.0b2 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
October 1st, 2021 Snapshot builds for Eclipse 2021-12 are now available
September 30th, 2021 Groovy-Eclipse 4.3.0 released! 4.3.0 Release Notes
September 6th, 2021 Groovy 4.0b1, Groovy 3.0.9 and Groovy 2.5.15 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
July 20th, 2021 Snapshot builds for Eclipse 2021-09 are now available
June 30th, 2021 Groovy-Eclipse 4.2.0 released! 4.2.0 Release Notes
April 19th, 2021 Groovy 3.0.8 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
April 16th, 2021 Groovy 4.0.0-alpha-3 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
April 10th, 2021 Snapshot builds for Eclipse 2021-06 are now available
March 31st, 2021 Groovy-Eclipse 4.1.0 released! 4.1.0 Release Notes
January 8th, 2021 Snapshot builds for Eclipse 2021-03 are now available
December 31st, 2020 Groovy-Eclipse 4.0.0 released! 4.0.0 Release Notes
December 22nd, 2020 Groovy 4.0.0-alpha-2 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
December 3rd, 2020 Groovy 3.0.7, Groovy 2.5.14 and Groovy 2.4.21 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
October 9th, 2020 Snapshot builds for Eclipse 2020-12 are now available
September 30th, 2020 Groovy-Eclipse 3.9.0 released! 3.9.0 Release Notes
September 29th, 2020 Groovy 3.0.6 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
August 23rd, 2020 Groovy 3.0.5, Groovy 2.5.13 and Groovy 2.4.20 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
July 10th, 2020 Snapshot builds for Eclipse 2020-09 are now available
June 30th, 2020 Groovy-Eclipse 3.8.0 released! 3.8.0 Release Notes
May 21st, 2020 Groovy 3.0.4 and Groovy 2.5.12 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
April 10th, 2020 Snapshot builds for Eclipse 2020-06 are now available
April 10th, 2020 Groovy 3.0.3 and Groovy 2.5.11 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
March 31st, 2020 Groovy-Eclipse 3.7.0 released! 3.7.0 Release Notes
March 8th, 2020 Groovy 3.0.2 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
February 17th, 2020 Groovy 3.0.1 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
February 10th, 2020 Groovy 3.0.0 support is available in the latest snapshot builds
January 10th, 2020 Snapshot builds for Eclipse 2020-03 are now available
December 31st, 2019 Groovy-Eclipse 3.6.0 released! 3.6.0 Release Notes
October 12th, 2019 Snapshot builds for Eclipse 2019-12 are now available
September 29th, 2019 Groovy-Eclipse 3.5.0 released! 3.5.0 Release Notes

How to Install

Start with a compatible version of Eclipse (available from https://eclipse.org/downloads/packages). 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 Enterprise Java and Web 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.

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.

The tooling is matched to the JDT version you have installed. Therefore, it is best to disable any update sites that will update your eclipse release. Go to Window > Preferences > Install/Update > Available Software Sites and uncheck any entry named "Latest Eclipse ... Release".

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

  1. Go to Help > Install New Software...
  2. Click on Add...
  3. Paste the update site URL appropriate for your version of Eclipse and click Add
  4. Select the new entry in the Work with list of update sites
  5. Expand Main Package and select the Eclipse Groovy Development Tools feature
  6. Click Next and follow the remaining prompts

Maven Artifacts

Maven compiler plugins:

Releases

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
4.21 (2021-09) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.21
4.20 (2021-06) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.20
4.19 (2021-03) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.19
4.18 (2020-12) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.18
4.17 (2020-09) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.17
4.16 (2020-06) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.16
4.15 (2020-03) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.15
4.14 (2019-12) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.14
4.13 (2019-09) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.13
4.12 (2019-06) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.12
4.11 (2019-03) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.11
4.10 (2018-12) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.10
4.9 (2018-09) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.9
4.8 (Photon) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.8
4.7 (Oxygen) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.7
4.6 (Neon) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.6
4.5 (Mars) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.5
4.4 (Luna) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.4
4.3j8 (Kepler with Java 8 patch) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.3-j8
4.3 (Kepler) https://dist.springsource.org/release/GRECLIPSE/e4.3

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

Snapshots

Use one of these update sites to install the very latest Groovy-Eclipse fixes and features. To install, point your Eclipse update manager to the update site appropriate for your Eclipse version.

Eclipse Level Snapshot Update Site
4.22 (2021-12) https://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.22
4.21 (2021-09) https://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.21
4.20 (2021-06) https://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.20
4.19 (2021-03) https://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.19
4.18 (2020-12) https://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.18
4.17 (2020-09) https://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.17
4.16 (2020-06) https://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.16
4.15 (2020-03) https://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.15
4.14 (2019-12) https://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.14
4.13 (2019-09) https://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.13
4.12 (2019-06) https://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.12
4.11 (2019-03) https://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.11
4.10 (2018-12) https://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.10
4.9 (2018-09) https://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.9

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