From the webpage:
Cursive 1.0 is finally here! Here’s everything you need to know about the release.
One important thing first, we’ve had to move some things around. Our website is now at cursive-ide.com, we’re on Twitter at @CursiveIDE, and our Github handle is now cursive-ide. Hopefully everything should be redirected as much as possible, but let me know if you can’t find anything or if you find anything where it shouldn’t be. The main Cursive email address is now firstname.lastname@example.org but the previous one will continue to work. The mailing lists will continue to use the previous domain for the moment.
Cursive 1.0 is considered a stable build, and is now in the JetBrains plugin repo (here). Going forward, we’ll have a stable release channel which will have new builds every 2-3 months, and an EAP channel which will have builds more or less as they have been during the EAP program. Stable builds will be published to the JetBrains repo, and EAP builds will continue to be published to our private repo. You’ll be prompted at startup which channel you’d like to use, and Cursive will set up the new URLs for the EAP channel automatically if required. Stable builds will be numbered x.y.0, and EAP builds will use x.y.z numbering.
Cursive is available as an IntelliJ plugin for use with the Community or Ultimate editions, and will be available in the future as a standalone Clojure-focused IDE. It is a commercial product, with a free non-commercial licence for open-source work, personal hacking, and student work.
I’m not brave enough to install software on someone’s computer as a “surprise” holiday present. Unless you are a sysadmin, I suggest you don’t either.
Of course, you could take the UPenn instructions for making gingerbread cuneiform tablets and make a “card” for the lucky recipient of a license for the full version of Cursive 1.0.
For that matter, you could inscribe smaller gingerbread pieces with bits of XQuery syntax and play holiday games with arbitrary XML documents. Timed trials for the most imaginative XQuery, shortest, etc.
PS: Suggestions on an XQuery corpus to determine the frequency of XQuery syntax representations? “For,” “(,” and, “)” are likely the most common ones, but that’s just guessing on my part.