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Ant bundle requires Java version "=1.8" instead of ">=1.8" [message #1840429] Thu, 15 April 2021 06:58
Alexander Kriegisch is currently offline Alexander KriegischFriend
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Disclaimer: I have never used OSGi before and am just trying to find out why the build of a product I am interested in is not working.

The situation is as follows:


  • I need to upgrade a product using Eclipse OSGi bundles.
  • One upgraded bundle contains Java 11 class files, i.e. I need to build running JDK 11+ for obvious reasons.
  • Other than the compiler recognising the byte code version, I use not Java 9+ features at all, my build target is 1.8.
  • One indirectly required plugin Tycho pulls is Apache Ant from Orbit. The concrete version resolved is 1.10.9.v20201106-1946.
  • According to this resource, the Ant bundle requires an exact match on Java version 1.8 according to the 'requiredProperties' tag.
  • I do not understand this restriction, as Ant itself just requires Java 1.8+ to run, I use it in other projects with up to Java 16 without any issues.


Could someone please fix the bundle descriptor to '>=1.8' instead of '=1.8'? Otherwise neither I nor anyone else can ever build anything requiring Ant with Java 9+.
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