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From "Winnebeck, Jason" <>
Subject RE: GGTS
Date Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:30:32 GMT
As unfortunate as it is, it could be documented on Groovy site that users should either use
IntelliJ or older Eclipse where the plugin works. That would solve at least the initial impression
of Groovy. It can be noted that even the free version of IntelliJ works with Groovy.


-----Original Message-----
From: Guillaume Laforge [] 
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2016 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: GGTS

Agreed with your analysis Jochen.

On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 5:09 PM, Jochen Theodorou <> wrote:
> On 22.01.2016 11:34, Guillaume Laforge wrote:
>> Hi Michael,
>> As Pivotal stopped the development & maintenance of GGTS, you won't 
>> see a new version anytime soon, unfortunately.
>> I'm not 100% sure what's the state of the Eclipse plugin though, 
>> perhaps the situation is better there (I'm using IntelliJ IDEA 
>> myself, so I can't comment) That said, the developers of GGTS (and 
>> actually of the Eclipse plugin
>> too) are willing to help someone who'd want to ramp up and contribute 
>> to the development, in case you'd be interested in helping!
> It is actually quite sad... I mean we are kind of loosing all those 
> developers that are forced to use Eclipse.. ahem... and those that 
> simply prefer Eclipse of Idea. It is an entry barrier... they try the 
> plugin out, maybe it is then not working any more, because nobody 
> helped keeping it up-to-date with Eclipse and then they think Groovy is stupid and unusable...
> end of story.
> But given the current situation I don't know anyone having spare 
> cycles to spend on the eclipse plugin. There have been some people in 
> the past saying they may help the eclipse plugin, but if they will 
> actually do something is yet to be seen I think. So there is interest, 
> but time is missing... and eclipse/JDt is not something you can get into on a weekend.
> So even though I am not using Eclipse anymore myself, I would be quite 
> happy in seeing the groovy eclipse plugin to continue living. I mean 
> it is in a pretty good shape right now... but it needs people keeping 
> it in sync with eclipse, even if they fix not a single bug.
> bye Jochen

Guillaume Laforge
Apache Groovy committer & PMC member
Product Ninja & Advocate at Restlet

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