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This FAQ will pull together common questions about the Groovy and Grails support in STS, and is up to date as of the 2.5.2 of STS.

How do I install the groovy and grails support?

In this release of STS, both the Groovy and Grails support must be installed through the extensions mechanism. To find the extensions, open the STS Dashboard then click the 'extensions' tab at the bottom of the dashboard window. For detailed instructions about how to do this (including screenshots), see: STS Integration. (You will need to be online for this the install to work.)

Why do I see 2 Grails icons on the extensions page?

The first icon corresponds to the Grails runtime. The second corresponds to the Grails tool support

Where do I start with grails?

For a basic description of how to create a new project or import an existing project into STS, also see: STS Integration. This also covers how to use the pop-up grails console to invoke grails commands.

What does Groovy-Eclipse support do for me? Groovy-Eclipse is a complete IDE for managing Groovy and Grails projects. It includes the standard Eclipse IDE features like content assist, searching, navigation, refactoring, debugging, and version control as well as Groovy-Specific features like type inferencing and support for scripts. The full list of features can be found at Groovy-Eclipse's prioject home page

How do I increase the memory used to run my grails commands? Define a Grails Run configuration and pass a high -XmxNN setting (e.g., 768 or 1024) in the JVM arguments section

Where do I raise a feature request or report an issue? Groovy-Eclipse and Grails tool support are separate projects and use separate issue trackers.

Groovy related issues and features are handled on the codehaus Jira for the Groovy-Eclipse project, accessible here:

For Grails-related issues, feature requests, and bugs, please use the STS Jira issuetracker.

Before raising an issue, you may want to send a message to the Groovy-Eclipse mailing list, or post to the STS forum.

What features are planned for the future? You can browse open Grails issues on the {STS jira|]. And open Groovy-Eclipse issues can be browsed as well.

Where can I ask questions about the groovy eclipse support? Feel free to ask at the STS forum or join the Groovy-Eclipse mailing list on codehaus.