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In this download area, you will be able to download the binary distribution and the documentation for Grails.

For a quick and effortless start on Mac OSX, Linux or Cygwin, you can use GVM (Groovy enVironment Manager) to download and configure any Grails version of your choice. Basic instructions can be found below.
Windows users can use Posh-GVM (POwerSHell Groovy enVironment Manager), a PowerShell clone of the GVM CLI.


You can download a binary or a documentation bundle.

Grails 3.0.0

Grails 3.0.0 is the latest official release of Grails

3.0.0 distributions



release notes

Consult the release notes for more information. For historical release notes, refer to Github

Previous Versions

You can browse the downloads of previous versions of Grails since Grails 1.2.0:

GVM (the Groovy enVironment Manager)

This tool makes installing Grails on any Bash platform (Mac OSX, Linux, Cygwin, Solaris or FreeBSD) very easy.
Simply open a new terminal and enter:

$ curl -s | bash

Follow the instructions on-screen to complete installation.
Open a new terminal or type the command:

$ source "$HOME/.gvm/bin/"

Then install the latest stable Grails:

$ gvm install grails

After installation is complete and you've made it your default version, test it with:

$ grails -version

That's all there is to it!