We currently run the Gradle Build Tool with JRE 7 as we have a large source base and are currently unable to update the JRE version used by our built application. The latest information that I have on this is that it will be at least 6 months until we can upgrade (and, as this date continues to be pushed out, I lack confidence that we will be able to upgrade even at this time).
With Gradle 5, what will the requirements be for the JRE/JDK version?
• Will JRE/JVM 8 be required to run Gradle?
• Will we still be able to set the source and target for the Java compiler to 1.7?
• What further requirements will there be for the JRE/JDK?