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From "KARR, DAVID" <dk0...@att.com>
Subject RE: GGTS/ Eclipse support for the groovy ecosystem
Date Mon, 06 Apr 2015 21:00:47 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Russel Winder [mailto:russel@winder.org.uk]
> Sent: Monday, April 06, 2015 11:01 AM
> To: dev@groovy.incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: GGTS/ Eclipse support for the groovy ecosystem
> 
> On Mon, 2015-04-06 at 17:38 +0200, Cédric Champeau wrote:
> […]
> > As for maintaining Groovy Eclipse (not GGTS), we should really
> try
> > to find
> > a new team capable of handling this. It is basically a set of
> patches
> > applied on the Groovy compiler (that cannot be integrated into
> the
> > normal
> > compiler for a lot of different reasons), and it needs a good
> > knowledge of
> > Eclipse. Once we find those people (that's a call!), I know that
> the
> > current Groovy Eclipse maintainers at Pivotal are willing to help
> to
> > transfer knowledge.
> […]
> 
> I too am not really an Eclipse user, but there is a collection of
> people using it as their only IDE. Many of them are getting into
> Gradle (I am doing some Gradle workshops shortly to such people).
> 
> The Eclipse Gradle plugin is currently a Pivotal thing, I hope that
> Gradleware will take over management of this.

I believe that this is exactly what is happening.  I was told this work is scheduled for a
first release along with Eclipse Mars, in June of this year.

> Eclipse with Gradle can be used without the Groovy plugin, but it
> seems very clunky to do this, it all works better if both the
> Gradle
> and Groovy plugins are in place.
> 
> As Jon Kerridge pointed out in another thread, and I can attest to
> personally, the snapshot Groovy plugin supports Groovy 2.4 and
> seems
> to work well. It needs to be released and framework put in place to
> manage the ongoing evolution alongside Groovy.
> 
> I wonder if the Groovy (and Gradle?) plugin perhaps needs to become
> an
> Eclipse project in an analogous way that Groovy became an Apache
> one.
> 
> --
> Russel.
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