Chris Chris - 1 year ago 120
Groovy Question

Vagrant box for Groovy and Grails Development

I want to use Vagrant to ensure a consistent development environment for my Groovy and Grails projects. Is there are standard base Vagrant box? Ie that comes with Java, GVM, Groovy and Grails pre-installed?

I’ve taken a look and can find two but I had some issues with both:

    “An error occurred while downloading the remote file. The error message, if any, is reproduced below. Please fix this error and try again. Couldn't open vag2demo/vagrant-grails/base”

    Here localhost:8888 went to a tomcat that should have Jenkins running, instead it was a base tomcat installation.

Does anyone know of any other sources for a Groovy and Grails Vagrant box?

Answer Source

I ran into similar problems recently and created my own Vagrant box for Grails development.

It's based on Java7 and the latest Groovy and Grails versions are installed using gvm. It's still work-in-progress, but you should be able to get started with it pretty quickly. The inital "vagrant up" will take a while, but the "Hello World" app should work then.