The Apache Groovy team is pleased to announce version 2.6.0-alpha-1 of
Apache Groovy is a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
Further details can be found at the http://groovy.apache.org website.
This is a pre-release of a new version of Groovy.
We greatly appreciate any feedback you can give us when using this version.
We welcome your help and feedback. For more information on how to
report problems, and to get involved, visit the project website at
Apache Groovy 2.6.0-alpha-1 requires JDK7+ and includes the new Parrot
You can enable the Parrot parser using -Dgroovy.antlr4=true (set via
JAVA_OPTS if needed).
The new parser supports do/while loops, classic array initialization,
!in/!instanceof operators, === identity operator, safe indexing,
try-with-resources, Java lambda and method reference syntax, Elvis
assignment operator and much more...
Note: If building Apache Groovy from the source distribution yourself, you
need to bootstrap the Gradle wrapper using a version of Gradle prior to 4.0.