As you may recall, a couple of weeks ago it was decided (in this mailing list), that we
want to preserve backwards compatibility to Java 6.
Instead of having to install JDK 6 alongside your Java 7, you can now use Animal
Sniffer to verify this.
Simply run "mvn animal-sniffer:check" before you push, and assuming the build is
successful, you're good to go.
Note: Animal Sniffer takes about a minute to run, so it was NOT added by default to the
It is still your responsibility to verify backwards compatibility of you code, this is
just a convenient way of doing it.
Many thanks to Juan and Doron for their insights and reviews for this patch.