Bug 387101 - Eclipse warns about using a 1.4 JRE
Summary: Eclipse warns about using a 1.4 JRE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: eclipse
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Andrew Overholt
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-11-16 16:04 UTC by Mary Ellen Foster
Modified: 2009-01-09 05:14 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:14:20 UTC

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Description Mary Ellen Foster 2007-11-16 16:04:35 UTC
Description of problem:
Eclipse on Fedora 8 seems to have some weird ideas about JREs. If I open
configuration - Java - Compiler, there's a warning at the top about "Classfile
compatibility must be greater or equal than source compatibility" (all of the
compliance levels are at 6.0 by default). If I change them all manually to 6.0,
then the warning goes away.

Also, when I create a Java project, there's a warning at the bottom of the
creation wizard that says:
"The current workspace uses a 1.4 JRE with compiler compliance level 1.7. This
is not recommended and either the JRE or the compiler compliance level should be
changed." There's also a link to configure the compliance level which takes me
back to the earlier compiler configuration page, which still has 6.0 as all of
the compliance levels.

None of this seems to cause any difficulty in practice. Perhaps Eclipse isn't
expecting a 1.7 compiler?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Eclipse on a clean workspace

Comment 1 Andrew Overholt 2007-11-16 16:30:37 UTC
Yeah, Eclipse isn't really ready for 1.7 VMs yet.  It seems to work well enough
for me, though.  You say that this doesn't seem to cause any difficulty in
practice and I haven't seen any difficulties either.  Should we keep this open?

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