Dear community,

The Apache Groovy team is pleased to announce version 5.0.0-alpha-1 of
Apache Groovy.
Apache Groovy is a multi-faceted programming language for the JVM.
Further details can be found at the website.

This is the first pre-release of our next version of Groovy. We
greatly appreciate any feedback you can give us when using this

We don't recommend you use this version of Groovy in production. It is
not feature complete and is subject to change. Having said that, we
don't anticipate porting to Groovy 5 will be a significant activity
for most users.

This release includes 118 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

Best regards,

The Apache Groovy team.

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