Groovy-Eclipse is the set of Eclipse plugins that provide Eclipse support for Groovy projects.
The latest Groovy-Eclipse release is available from the following Eclipse update sites. To install, point your Eclipse update manager to the update site appropriate for your Eclipse version or drag and drop the marketplace icon into your Eclipse installation.
|Eclipse level||Release update site|
|4.4 (Luna)||snapshots available (see below), release imminent|
|4.2 and 3.8 (Juno)|
Or, you can choose to install a development build, see below for more update sites. In general, our development builds are quite stable.
Groovy-Eclipse allows you to edit, compile, run, and debug Groovy scripts and classes from the Eclipse SDK.
Read about the goals, approach, and implementation of Groovy-Eclipse here.
For information about prior releases, see here:
Groovy-Eclipse Plugin supports Eclipse versions 4.4.x, 4.3.x, 4.2.x, 3.7.x, 3.6.x, 3.5.x, and 3.4.2. Groovy-Eclipse for Eclipse 3.6 and earlier are no longer supported, but the builds are still available.
By default, Groovy-Eclipse comes with a 2.0 and 1.8 Groovy compiler. A Groovy 2.1 compiler can optionally be installed from the Groovy update site. See Compiler Switching within Groovy-Eclipse for more information.
Milestone and development builds are also available. A milestone build is a relatively stable build, released at the completion of a project milestone. Development builds are are published more frequently, and contain more new features and fixes. Published development build have passed unit tests, but may be less stable than milestone builds.
We occasionally release milestone builds of upcoming releases.
|Eclipse level||Milestone update site|
|4.2 / 3.8 (Juno)|
Please note that these builds are temporary and are typically removed after the final release has been made public.
Use one of these update sites to install the latest and greatest Groovy-Eclipse. Development builds tend to be quite stable (they are not released unless all tests pass). To install, paste the appropriate update site below into your Eclipse update manager, select the artifacts to install and follow the instructions.
|Eclipse level||Development update site|
|4.2 / 3.8 (Juno)|
If you want to use a local update site instead or you cannot access the update site because of a firewall then you can download an archive of the update site:
|Eclipse level||Development update site zip|
|4.2 / 3.8 (Juno)|
There is also an ancient zip of Groovy-Eclipse V2.0.0 for Eclipse 3.5 available to download.
These zip files are the compressed version of the update site. They are not plugins that you can just drop into your eclipse installation. Here's how to install an archive:
Start with a compatible version of Eclipse (available from http://eclipse.org/downloads. Since Groovy-Eclipse relies on Eclipse's Java tooling (the JDT), almost any flavor of Eclipse that includes the JDT will be compatible. This includes the Java IDE, Classic, RCP, JavaEE, etc. Flavors such as Eclipse for PHP developers are not compatible because it does not include the JDT> If you are interested in Grails tooling, then you must install the SpringSource Tool Suite.
Once you have a compatible Eclipse installed, then follow these directions to install Groovy-Eclipse:
For step-by-step installation instructions, see the Install Groovy-Eclipse Plugin tutorial.
To create a basic Groovy project in Eclipse perform the following steps:
You should have a src folder and several libraries. A bin folder is also created, but is hidden.
You can create a Groovy classes or test cases using wizards similar to the Eclipse's Java class and JUnit test case wizards. Use the options on the File > New menu or press CTRL-N.
For step-by-step instructions, see the Create Your First Groovy Project tutorial.
Use the resources listed below to learn about Groovy-Eclipse Plugin and keep track of project status and milestones.
See the Eclipse Plugin FAQ.
The first two of a series of tutorials on using Groovy-Eclipse Plugins v2 are available.
Join Groovy-Eclipse mailing lists to find answers, ask questions, and contribute to discussions about v2 of the plugin.
For a detailed and reasonably up to date information on how to check out Groovy-Eclipse from Subversion, see Getting Started With Groovy-Eclipse Source Code.
You can browse or enter new issues on the GRECLIPSE project on the jira server.