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From Cédric Champeau <>
Subject Re: Re: GGTS/ Eclipse support for the groovy ecosystem
Date Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:28:12 GMT
> I really think that Groovy can't shine without a good support from the
> (probably most) widely used IDE out there, Eclipse, so I really hope that
> this is taken in deep consideration by the Groovy team.
> It is, but there's no such thing as the Groovy team anymore. There's
Apache Groovy and the community is the team. As such, anyone can (and
should) contribute. Groovy Eclipse might become a subproject if Groovy goes
TLP. In any case, I will personally have no time to work on Eclipse
support, and probably neither will any of the current committers. As I said
Pivotal is willing to help to transfer support for Groovy Eclipse, and it
will also be necessary for example for Gradle support. So yes, it is
critical, but with so many users I am confident that a solution will be

And no, I can't switch to another IDE because of Groovy, for many reasons.
> The number of Eclipse tools and plugins we use is significant and I can't
> force the whole company to change IDE just because of Groovy support from
> it. No offence, but if I really have to make a choice here, I'm sorry to
> say that I must choose to drop Groovy and replace it with Java (or some
> other alternative).
That would be unfortunate and one of the biggest issues with Pivotal
dropping sponsorship, but if at least some of the companies which make
business out of Groovy could dedicate some resources to work on Eclipse
support it would help. That's also what Apache is for.

> Thanks a lot.
> Mauro
> Il 07/04/2015 15:03, ha scritto:
>> Out of interest is there anywhere to read why this is the case? (patches
>> that can't be applied to the mainline).
>> Not wanting to rehash, just gain a little context if that's alright...
>> --
>> David Dawson
>> CEO
>> Simplicity Itself Ltd
>> Tel +7866011256
>> Skype davidadawson
>>    Original Message
>> From: Cédric Champeau
>> Sent: Tuesday, 7 April 2015 13:59
>> To:
>> Reply To:
>> Subject: Re: GGTS/ Eclipse support for the groovy ecosystem
>> AFAIK, the Gradle plugin is independent from the Groovy one. While the
>> latest snapshot is compatible with Groovy 2.4.3, it will not be for future
>> versions of Groovy, because it effectively patches the compiler. This
>> means
>> that you will have to rely on an external tool like Gradle or Ant to
>> compile Groovy code under Eclipse. But if there are fixes for syntax
>> highlighting or errors from the compiler, they won't make it into Groovy
>> Eclipse. And the Maven compiler is based on the Eclipse compiler too I
>> think.
>> Last, IDEA 14.1 now has the option to use the Eclipse compiler. Sounds
>> like
>> a bad timing, because they added the option just when there's nobody left
>> to maintain the plugin...
>> 2015-04-07 14:49 GMT+02:00 Russel Winder <>:
>>  On Mon, 2015-04-06 at 21:00 +0000, KARR, DAVID wrote:
>>>> […]
>>>> 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.
>>> The Gradle plugin is indeed now part of Eclipse. cf.
>>> and
>>> --
>>> Russel.
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>>> London SW11 1EN, UK w: skype: russel_winder

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