During developement... compiling or testing a maven project might lead to
error: generics are not supported in -source 1.3
Maven uses the 1.3 source setting as default, however it can be solved by explicitly mentioning the source level in project's pom.xml file.
<build> <plugins> <plugin> <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId> <artifactId>maven-compiler-plugin</artifactId> <version>2.5.1</version> <configuration> <source>1.7</source> <target>1.7</target> </configuration> </plugin> </plugins> </build>
However be reminded that setting the source level explicitly would solve the compile errors, but not having the appropriate runtime would lead to runtime errors.