+1 (binding).

Build successful: https://scans.gradle.com/s/raolpvm3dk5cm

Checksum ok:

> cat apache-groovy-src-2.5.0-beta-3.zip.sha256 
700541e2c94f131f69d5ad3e9099819fc6375b84770d89539aee4a5e6fd636db
> sha256sum -b apache-groovy-src-2.5.0-beta-3.zip
700541e2c94f131f69d5ad3e9099819fc6375b84770d89539aee4a5e6fd636db *apache-groovy-src-2.5.0-beta-3.zip

Signature ok:

> gpg --verify apache-groovy-src-2.5.0-beta-3.zip.asc
gpg: assuming signed data in `apache-groovy-src-2.5.0-beta-3.zip'
gpg: Signature made Tue 20 Feb 2018 05:25:50 AM CET using RSA key ID 0FB1CD0B
gpg: Good signature from "Paul King <paulk@apache.org>"
gpg:                 aka "Paul King <paulk@asert.com.au>"
gpg:                 aka "Paul King <paul.king.asert@gmail.com>"
gpg:                 aka "Paul King <kingp@ociweb.com>"
gpg:                 aka "keybase.io/paulk_asert <paulk_asert@keybase.io>"


2018-02-20 6:36 GMT+01:00 Paul King <paulk@asert.com.au>:

Dear development community,

I am happy to start the VOTE thread for a Groovy 2.5.0-beta-3 release!

There are still a few things we plan to work on before the final release but
we anticipate this will be the last beta for the 2.5.0 release train. So we'd greatly
appreciate as much testing as possible before we get the first RC ready shortly.

This release includes 39 bug fixes/improvements as outlined in the changelog:

Tag commit id: 1f5ba16e86ebc2ed9146aab13304e316c812a838

The artifacts to be voted on are located as follows (r25155).

(If building from the source zip, the bootstrapping details changed recently,
make sure to read the README.adoc file to brush up on the details if needed.)

Release artifacts are signed with a key from the following file:

Please vote on releasing this package as Apache Groovy 2.5.0-beta-3.

Reminder on ASF release approval requirements for PMC members:

Hints on validating checksums/signatures (but replace md5sum with sha256sum):

The vote is open for the next 72 hours and passes if a majority of at least three +1 PMC votes are cast.

[ ] +1 Release Apache Groovy 2.5.0-beta-3
[ ]  0 I don't have a strong opinion about this, but I assume it's ok
[ ] -1 Do not release Apache Groovy 2.5.0-beta-3 because...

Here is my vote:

+1 (binding)