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Technology Advisory Board Meeting, March 21, 2021

Meeting Attendance:

  • Jeff Scott Brown - Grails Foundation, co-founder and Director; Grails co-founder; Grails Practice Lead at Object Computing
  • Puneet Behl - Grails Product Development Lead at Object Computing
  • David Estes - Co-founder and VP of Engineering at Morpheus Data; Creator of the Grails Asset-Pipeline
  • James Kleeh - Micronaut Product Development Lead at Object Computing
  • Jen Wiese - Object Computing, OSS Community Engagement Manager

Not in Attendance:

  • Graeme Rocher - Grails co-founder; Architect at Oracle

The Meeting Was Led By: Jeff Scott Brown


  • Welcome and Agenda
  • Foundation Community Updates
  • Technical Discussion
  • Open Discussion

Welcome (JSB)

  • Feel free to send in topics to discuss prior to meeting at [email protected]
  • All input and ideas are welcome
  • We want to capitalize on the group of folks we have here, so please reach out

Foundation Community Updates (JW)

  • As a not-for-profit organization, the Grails Foundation relies on the financial support from our amazing community of generous sponsors.

    • Corporate and Community sponsorship opportunities currently available
    • We have a handful of Community All Star Sponsors
    • Currently OCI is the only Corporate Sponsor, but working to add more in the near term
    • New Foundation pages coming to soon
  • The Foundation will be delivering events moving forward: training workshops, webinars, publications, and other online community events

Technical Discussion (PB, All)

  • Planning for Grails 5.0 GA release in May

  • Grails 5.0 GA will include the following core dependencies:

    • Grails Testing Support 2.2.0
    • Groovy 3.0.7
    • Spock 2.0-M5-groovy-3.0
    • Micronaut 2.4
    • Micronaut for Spring 3.0.0
    • Hibernate Core 5.4.30
    • GORM 7.1.0
    • Spring Framework 5.3.5
    • Spring Boot 2.4.4
    • Gradle 6.5
  • Spring Loaded Java 8 support has been improved for Grails 5

  • David is upgrading the Gradle build for Spring Loaded to facilitate the release of changes we have made

  • David is exploring improving Java 11 support for Spring Loaded

  • Plan is to have Grails 5.x support JDK versions 8-16

  • Plan is to have Grails 4.x support JDK versions 8-11

  • Grails releases will continue to be published to Maven Central

  • Plugin Portal is now using static metadata

Open Discussion (All)

  • Meeting notes will be published
  • Thank you to everyone who attended. Your participation and time is very much appreciated