Maven by Example
   - 2.1. Verify your Java Installation

2.1. Verify your Java Installation

The latest version of Maven currently requires the usage of Java 7 or higher. While older Maven versions can run on older Java versions, this book assumes that you are running at least Java 7. Go with the most recent stable Java Development Kit (JDK) available for your operating system.

% java -version
java version "1.7.0_71"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_71-b14)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.71-b01, mixed mode)


More details about Java version required for different Maven versions can be found on the Maven site.

Maven works with all certified Java™ compatible development kits, and a few non-certified implementations of Java. The examples in this book were written and tested against the official Java Development Kit releases downloaded from the Oracle web site.

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