I installed the 64-bit Java SE 8 update 211 last week in preparation for installing Groovy. I attempted to install the Groovy 2.5.7 SDK earlier today. Initially, it recognized the 64-bit Java I previously installed then, displayed a message claiming it could not confirm the 64-bit version and subsequently installed the 32-bit binaries of Groovy. The file "installed_versions" discusses this issue and states that users can overcome this problem merely by copying the correct/desired versions of the native launcher (in C:\Program Files (x86)\Groovy\Groovy-2.5.7\Supplementary\native) into the Groovy\Groovy-2.5.7\bin directory.
Is this the preferred solution for me to utilize or recover the 64-bit version of Groovy ? It reads as if this is but, it remains difficult for me to accept the fact that the 32-bit binaries were installed rather than their 64-bit counterparts.
Lastly, I cannot launch the Groovy Console from Windows. However, I opened a Command Prompt, navigated to the "bin" directory of Groovy-2.5.7 and was able to launch the console from this location.
My Environment Variables are as follows:
GROOVY_HOME C:\Program Files (x86)\Groovy\Groovy-2.5.7
JAVA_HOME C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_211
PATH %PATH%; %GROOVY_HOME%\bin
PATHEXT (ends with...) ;.groovy;.gy
Please let me know...