When I try to run a JUnit4-test (with static imports) with the current pom I get:
Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-compiler-plugin:2.1:testCompile (default-testCompile) on project apache-rat-core: Compilation failure: Compilation failure:
[ERROR] /home/hirsch/Documents/workspace/rat-plugin/apache-rat-core/src/test/java/org/apache/rat/analysis/license/GPL3LicenseTest.java:[7,7] error: static import declarations are not supported in -source 1.4
[ERROR] (use -source 5 or higher to enable static import declarations)
Thus the code level needs to be raised to 1.5.
What are the objections to update to Java5 at all?
Apart from static imports there are other nice things that could be added