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From MG <mg...@arscreat.com>
Subject Re: Groovy file associations on Windows
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:12:57 GMT
Just a general reminder: Not every company using Groovy has unrestricted 
internet access... :-)
Cheers,
mg

On 11/02/2019 14:11, Keegan Witt wrote:
> Do folks using it really need it to be in the lib directory with all 
> the other jars? Or could they just use Grapes/Grab?
>
> If it's truly helpful, I can keep it.  I'm just wondering if it's 
> overkill.
>
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2019, 2:19 AM Paul King <paulk@asert.com.au 
> <mailto:paulk@asert.com.au> wrote:
>
>     I'd be inclined to keep GPars in the mix for now. It isn't
>     actively maintained but is still very useful in its current form
>     and I hope to put some time into it at some stage.
>
>     Cheers, Paul.
>
>
>     On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 12:24 PM Keegan Witt <keeganwitt@gmail.com
>     <mailto:keeganwitt@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>         In addition to removing projects that are no longer developed
>         from the Groovy Windows installer (Gpars, Gaelyk, Scriptom,
>         EasyB, Gant, GMock), I'm considering removing the exe files
>         from groovy-native-launcher
>         <https://github.com/groovy/groovy-native-launcher>. These
>         haven't been compiled in quite a while and are just another
>         thing to maintain.  As I see it, there are two primary
>         benefits these provide.
>
>          1. Provide a way to create file associations so you can
>             double click a Groovy file, or run myFile.groovy instead
>             of groovy myFile.groovy.
>          2. Hide the command window when launching GroovyConsole.
>
>         For #2, I can work around this with a VBScript file (or
>         NirCmd).  #1 doesn't have a good way to solve other than the
>         current native binary solution since Launch4J doesn't support
>         variable expansion
>         <https://sourceforge.net/p/launch4j/bugs/162/>.  My question
>         is, do many folks need this functionality? It's something I've
>         never personally used.  Please weigh in with your thoughts.
>
>         -Keegan
>


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