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I've never worked with Groovy before.

I installed the executable and the latest JDK from the Java website.

I set my system ENV variables JAVA_HOME to C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_77 and GROOVY_HOME to C:\Program Files (x86)\Groovy\Groovy-2.4.6\bin.

Console won't load, so I tried to restart my computer. No dice. I tried running GroovyConsole.exe directly from the groovy folder, as well as trying the GroovyConsole.bat file.

It won't work and all of the above are the only solutions I've found online.

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Groovy console won't load

I set my system environment JAVA_HOME to C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_77 and GROOVY_HOME to C:\Program Files (x86)\Groovy\Groovy-2.4.6\bin

Your GROOVY_HOME variable is incorrect. It should point to the root of your Groovy installation (which is one direct up from bin).

In your case the correct value is GROOVY_HOME C:\Program Files (x86)\Groovy\Groovy-2.4.6

You might also want to consider adding %GROOVY_HOME%\bin to your system path.


Setting up your Groovy environment

  1. Unzip the groovy archive to some logical place on your hard drive, I have mine in C:\dev\groovy-2.0.5

  2. Set the GROOVY_HOME environment variables. On Windows, follow these steps:

    • Optionally add a new System variable with the name GROOVY_HOME and the value of the directory groovy was installed in (mine is C:\dev\groovy-2.0.5)
    • Start a command prompt, and type "set" and hit return to see that your environment variables were set correctly.
  3. Optionally add %GROOVY_HOME%\bin to your system path

  4. Try opening groovyConsole.bat by double clicking on the icon in the bin directory of the Groovy distribution.

    • If it doesn't work, open a command prompt, and change to the bin directory and run it from there to see what the error message is.

    • If it is complaining about not finding parts of Groovy, then setting GROOVY_HOME may help

Source Tutorial 1 - Getting started


Further Reading

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If you set JAVA_HOME before you install Groovy and you use Windows installer then installer handles everything properly. If you've set JAVA_HOME after installing Groovy I would recommend a reinstall.

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