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Grails 1.1.1 Release Notes

14th of May 2009

SpringSource are pleased to announce the 1.1.1 release of the Grails web application development framework.

Grails is a dynamic web application framework built on Java and Groovy, leveraging best of breed APIs from the Java EE sphere including Spring, Hibernate and SiteMesh. Grails brings to Java and Groovy developers the joys of convention-based rapid development while allowing them to leverage their existing knowledge and capitalize on the proven and performant APIs Java developers have been using for years.

Further information about the release can be obtained using the links below:

For Windows users, if you get a java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/codehaus/gant/GantBinding be advice; do not download TAR/GZ, but ZIP instead (it seems like some scripts are different somehow)

New features in 1.1.1 are described below. Also see the article and screencast demonstrating AppEngine support on the SpringSource teamblog.

New Features

Google AppEngine Support

Grails applications can now be deployed to Google AppEngine using Grails 1.1.1 and the Grails AppEngine plugin. Refer the to the plugin documentation for more information.

Secured Plugin Repositories

You can now configure secure plugin repositories in ~/.grails/settings.groovy or grails-app/conf/BuildConfig.groovy for example:

grails.plugin.repos.discovery.myRepo="https://user01:password01@myserver.com"

Improved GSP Performance

Groovy Server Pages (GSP) is now around 30% over performance in 1.1 resulting in an overall performance boost for Grails.