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Exporting plugins or product: javacSource gets set to 1.3 [message #586248] Wed, 03 December 2008 10:18
Marcus Ilgner is currently offline Marcus IlgnerFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Hi all,

I'm currently trying to export my application, either as a product or
plugin, but in both cases, the build hangs after a while, apparently
having entered an endless loop (CPU high, impossible to stop, have to
SIGKILL Eclipse).
After some investigation I finally found that Eclipse is apparently using
Ant in this step instead of the compiler it normally uses.
To do that it creates build.xml files, which contain, for no apparent

<property name="javacSource" value="1.3"/>
<property name="javacTarget" value="1.2"/>

which is, of course, wrong and a likely suspect for the cause of my
problem since it will render mostly all plugins unable to compile.
Now my question: how can I change that setting? I have gone on a fruitless
search for some template build.xml and also tried to override this value
by setting those properties to "1.5" in the Ant preferences page.

I read about the same problem happening around 2005. The conversation
there mentioned some option to manually set the language level in the
export wizard but I have been unable to locate anything like this.

I'd be grateful for any tips. This is currently a major showstopper. :/

Best regards
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