SneakyTactician SneakyTactician - 2 months ago 13
Java Question

Minecraft Forge Gradlew how to Change Java Source Compiled Against

I am working on my Minecraft mod, and I would like to use a switch statement with a string in it. However, Minecraft's Gradle setup is set to compile against Java 6, which does not support switch statements on strings. How do I change what Minecraft's Gradle is compiling against?

Thank you!


After looking at the "similar" question, I am still stuck. Because this is a Minecraft Forge Gradle project, this is a bit different. I do not have a file.

I also the other popular method of fixing this:

compileJava.options.fork = true
compileJava.options.forkOptions.executable = /path_to_javac

However, Gradle refused my path due to the ':' character, and I cannot get specify a path without it to my knowledge. Are there any other options? Or am I going to have to live in Java 6?

Thank you!


Be aware that Minecraft Forge installation docs state that it officially supports Java 6 and 7, but it should be backwards compatible.

Install Java 8 Standard Edition SDK and set your JAVA_HOME environment variable to point to the path in which you installed it.

The build.gradle file may have a property sourceCompatibility. If it doesn't or is set incorrectly, set it like so:


If you are using an IDE, you will need to make sure that it is also aware that it can expect java 1.8 source.