When building the GROOVY_2_5_X branch, I see failing RAT tests:
Not a showstopper, but can these be excluded from the RAT checks somehow?

Other things I noticed (none of them showstoppers, I believe):

Out of the command line tools in bin, three were migrated from commons-cli to picocli (groovy, groovyc and grape), so they show usage help in ANSI colors and have consistent version, help and classpath switches. The others (groovysh, groovyConsole and groovydoc) either explicitly import groovy.cli.commons.CliBuilder or implicitly import groovy.util.CliBuilder. This means that these tools don't show help in ANSI colors. Their version, help and classpath switches also look different than the first-mentioned tools. If this was intentional then no problem. Otherwise it may be good to import groovy.cli.picocli.CliBuilder so they all have usage help in ANSI colors, and perhaps align the switches. If there is interest I would like to generate auto-completion scripts for all tools, if they are all picocli-based that becomes easier.

groovy.util.CliBuilder now has two deprecated setParser methods. I believe the intention is that the one on line 60 should be named getParser instead?
Also, should a deprecated getter/setter for Options be added?

The docs for the grape command line tool (groovy-2.5.0-rc-3/html/documentation/grape.html#Grape-CommandLineTool) is a bit out of date: missing the uninstall subcommand and missing the classifier argument for the install subcommand.


On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 4:03 AM, Jochen Theodorou <blackdrag@gmx.org> wrote:

On 19.05.2018 17:40, Paul King wrote:

Dear development community,

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

This release includes 27 bug fixes/improvements as outlined in the changelog:

Tag: https://git1-us-west.apache.org/repos/asf?p=groovy.git;a=tag;h=refs/tags/GROOVY_2_5_0_RC_3
Tag commit id: 6bff836d8373ff58f27f31106e9179eb4ab6b3ad

The artifacts to be voted on are located as follows (r27001).
Source release: https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/groovy/2.5.0-rc-3/sources
Convenience binaries: https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/groovy/2.5.0-rc-3/distribution

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

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

Here is my vote:

+1 (binding)