Monday, April 12, 2010

Groovy-Eclipse for Helios

Today we released our first snapshot of a Groovy-Eclipse build for Eclipse 3.6 (Helios). We haven't set the continuous build system up yet, so for now if you are looking to try it out, you can download the zip here:

And then point your p2 installer to the downloaded archive. You will then be able to install Groovy-Eclipse. We have only tested on 3.6 M6 and we will continue to ensure that it works on later milestones as they come out.

As always, your feedback is appreciated!

EDIT (June 30, 2010): the zip above is outdated and so I removed it. Please use the update site below instead:


  1. I get a 404 for that URL. Is it at some new place?



  2. Thanks, David. I updated the post to show the new update site.

  3. Unfortunately it doesn't work as expected:
    1) No eclipse on the machine (64bit linux)
    2) Installed Eclipse (for Java development)
    3) Tried to install Groovy feature
    4) Error:
    Cannot complete the install because of a conflicting dependency.
    Software being installed: Groovy-Eclipse Feature 2.0.2.xx-20100630-0900-e36 ( 2.0.2.xx-20100630-0900-e36)
    Software currently installed: Shared profile (
    Software currently installed: Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (
    Only one of the following can be installed at once:
    Java Development Tools Core 3.6.0.xx-20100630-0900-e36 (org.eclipse.jdt.core 3.6.0.xx-20100630-0900-e36)
    Java Development Tools Core 3.6.0.v_A58 (org.eclipse.jdt.core 3.6.0.v_A58)
    Cannot satisfy dependency:
    From: Shared profile (
    To: org.eclipse.jdt.core [3.6.0.v_A58]
    Cannot satisfy dependency:
    From: Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (
    To: []
    Cannot satisfy dependency:
    From: Groovy-Eclipse Feature 2.0.2.xx-20100630-0900-e36 ( 2.0.2.xx-20100630-0900-e36)
    To: [2.0.2.xx-20100630-0900-e36]
    Cannot satisfy dependency:
    From: EPP Java Package (
    To: 3.6.0
    Cannot satisfy dependency:
    From Patch: 2.0.2.xx-20100630-0900-e36 Eclipse Java Development Tools 3.6.0.v20100526-0800-7z8XFUJFMTfCWGoVuHImpms9H155 ( 3.6.0.v20100526-0800-7z8XFUJFMTfCWGoVuHImpms9H155)
    To: org.eclipse.jdt.core [3.6.0.xx-20100630-0900-e36]

  4. Do you have a shared install? Ie- is your install directory writable?

    Please make sure that you can write in your install directory, otherwise it is unlikely that you will be able to install.

  5. Thank you! Permissions were set incorrectly.

  6. On Windows 7, the Run as Groovy Shell command on the context menu dosn't work.

    Setting up a Run Configuration does work.