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From Cédric Champeau <>
Subject Re: getting in line for the releases of groovy 2.4.8 and 2.5.0-beta-1
Date Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:31:57 GMT
I would much favor letting the 2.4 branch die (aka, release 2.4.8), then
make 2.5-beta and final asap, and release regular 3.0 milestones.

2016-10-20 10:29 GMT+02:00 Jochen Theodorou <>:

> On 20.10.2016 09:28, Cédric Champeau wrote:
>> I don't think it's reasonable to put the new parser in 2.5. There are
>> too many grey areas: performance, backwards compatibility, dependencies,
>> upgrade to Java 8... Better ship 2.5, then work hard on 3.0, even if it
>> means delaying MOP2 to 4.0.
> first of all it is a beta. Doing experimental stuff in a beta must be
> allowed. If we move the parser to 3.0 it will take ages before it gets
> really tested. A beta is also about finding the black holes in the grey
> areas and otherwise fill it with light. I don´t know if things changed
> since we are at apache, but the only more broadly user tested versions of
> groovy are released versions. Rarely somebody builds Groovy from source or
> uses an artifact from our ci server. Not on a regular base anyway and not
> to test new features.
> bye Jochen

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