Unit Testing with different JDK

This could be really useful, if for instance the production platform is Java 1.4 (not generics, autoboxing and lots of other nice features 😦 ) but you do want to use Junit 4 anyway.

The Maven compiler plugin allows to set different source for compiling the application and the unit tests. In this way the brill features of Junit 4 are available even if you are stuck to the ancient 1.4.

Here is how to configure the pom:

<!-- set source for compiling (1.4) and testing (1.5) -->

The <bootclasspath> tag will need to point to the Java Runtime rt.jar (all Java built-in classes).


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