Groovy 3.0.0-beta-2 Released

Author: Remko Popma
Published: 2019-07-15 10:25AM

Dear community,

Groovy logo The Apache Groovy team is pleased to announce version 3.0.0-beta-2 of Apache Groovy. Apache Groovy is a multi-faceted programming language for the JVM. Further details can be found at the 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.

This release includes 40 bug fixes/improvements as outlined in the changelog:

Sources, convenience binaries, downloadable documentation and an SDK bundle can be found at: We recommend you verify your installation using the information on that page.

Jars are also available within the major binary repositories.

We welcome your help and feedback and in particular want to thank everyone who contributed to this release.

For more information on how to report problems, and to get involved, visit the project website at

Note: Apache Groovy 3.0.0-beta-2 was compiled with JDK8, so the illegal access warnings will come back if you use JDK9+. But don’t worry, we will do another release in a week or two. Please verify the issues you reported first and give us feedback, which will help us improve the quality of next release.

Best regards,

The Apache Groovy team.