You're correct that getting it into the next 2.4 release is as simple as merging to the GROOVY_2_4_X branch.  But we generally accept PRs to master, then we handle merging to release branches as appropriate.  As for whether this should be in 2.4.5, I wouldn't raise strong objection if we decided to, but it kinda feels like a 2.5 thing to me because it's a new feature that's changing generated classes rather than a bugfix.  I'm trying to be the voice of prudence.  But I get excited about new features too, so I won't be brokenhearted if I get overruled.  :)

-Keegan

On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 8:02 PM, Nicholas Grealy <nickgrealy@gmail.com> wrote:
> Am 05.08.2015 03:52, schrieb Nicholas Grealy:
> > First of all, congratulations on the 2.4.4. release under the Apache
> > flag (3 weeks ago)! Great stuff.
> >
> > Where can I find out when future release dates of Groovy are planned
> > for? (Specifically, I'm interested in the release date for 2.5.X
> >
> > I've had a look at the roadmap
> > and there isn't a planned date for the next release (2.4.5) or future
> > releases. I understand if processes are still in a state of flux, what
> > with the move to Apache etc (I'm happy to be patient). Am I looking in
> > the right place? Also, what is the trigger/process for setting release
> > dates?
> normally we do one bigger release per year and otherwise bugfix 
> releases. That would mean normally we would plan to release 2.5.0 in 
> early 2016, with several beta releases before... which we should 
> probably start on soon. Bugfix releases, well we do them normally if one 
> of 3 things happen: we got quite some issues resolved (50+), somebody 
> asks for it or there was a longer period of time (like 3 months) without 
> release
> But frankly all these are open points right now, because this was what 
> we did before moving to apache and with having several full time developers.
> As for 2.5, why is it that you are asking for the release. What issue 
> triggered that for you?
> bye blackdrag
> -- 
> Jochen "blackdrag" Theodorou

Hi Blackdrag,

Cool. There's no issue, just a feature I'm (impatiently) waiting for! 
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GROOVY-7423?jql=fixVersion%20%3D%202.5.0-beta-1%20AND%20project%20%3D%20GROOVY

Is there an (easy) way to bring it forward into an upcoming release? (Is it just a matter of merging it into the next 2.4.5 branch? If so, I'm happy to do the merge).

Kind regards,
Nick Grealy