Bug 52178 - Not able to build code after installing latest java version 1.9
Summary: Not able to build code after installing latest java version 1.9
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: MSBuild ()
Version: 6.1.2 (C7SR1)
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: dean.ellis
: 52179 ()
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-02-01 12:55 UTC by sonam.singh
Modified: 2017-02-01 16:54 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Build Output (41.05 KB, text/rtf)
2017-02-01 12:55 UTC, sonam.singh

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Description sonam.singh 2017-02-01 12:55:30 UTC
Created attachment 19679 [details]
Build Output

After installing Java lastest version java version "9-ea". when i am building my code its saying Error:- /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/External/xbuild/Xamarin/Android/Xamarin.Android.Common.targets: error : Tool exited with code: 2. Output: javac: option --boot-class-path not allowed with target 1.9

Even i tried Visual studio for mac , its causing the same issue
Comment 1 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2017-02-01 16:53:08 UTC
*** Bug 52179 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2017-02-01 16:54:36 UTC
## Non-engineering team preliminary quick review

Based on a quick search, I see that JDK 9 is an early access preview at this time [1].  The upstream Android SDK tools from Google are likely not yet compatible with that new version at this time.  Xamarin support for JDK 9 will follow some time after the upstream Android SDK explicitly mentions compatibility with JDK 9, and that will most likely be some time after the "General Availability" date for JDK 9 [2].

[1] https://jdk9.java.net/
[2] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk9/

In short, please use Java JDK 8 (1.8) for compatibility with the Android SDK and Xamarin.Android.  Thanks!

## Note to the Xamarin engineering team

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