java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file

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This exception occurs when using an older version of java. Mainly when trying to run a jar compiled with a newer Java version in an older Java version. We can avoid this issue by executing the jar in the same version which it was compiled.

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This might be caused by and outdated version of Java, SonarQube now uses Java 8 as default. You might upgrade java or use an older version of SonarQube.

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java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:620)
at org.eclipse.osgi.internal.baseadaptor.DefaultClassLoader.defineClass(DefaultClassLoader.java:161)
at org.eclipse.osgi.baseadaptor.loader.ClasspathManager.defineClass(ClasspathManager.java:501)
at org.eclipse.osgi.baseadaptor.loader.ClasspathManager.findClassImpl(ClasspathManager.java:471)
at org.eclipse.osgi.baseadaptor.loader.ClasspathManager.findLocalClassImpl(ClasspathManager.java:430)
at org.eclipse.osgi.baseadaptor.loader.ClasspathManager.findLocalClass(ClasspathManager.java:413)
at org.eclipse.osgi.internal.baseadaptor.DefaultClassLoader.findLocalClass(DefaultClassLoader.java:189)
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleLoader.findLocalClass(BundleLoader.java:340)
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleLoader.findClassInternal(BundleLoader.java:408)
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleLoader.findClass(BundleLoader.java:369)
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleLoader.findClass(BundleLoader.java:357)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:251)
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleLoader.loadClass(BundleLoader.java:289)
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleHost.loadClass(BundleHost.java:227)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.registry.osgi.RegistryStrategyOSGI.createExecutableExtension(RegistryStrategyOSGI.java:160)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.registry.ExtensionRegistry.createExecutableExtension(ExtensionRegistry.java:788)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.registry.ConfigurationElement.createExecutableExtension(ConfigurationElement.java:243)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPlugin$1.run(WorkbenchPlugin.java:252)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorManager.createPart(EditorManager.java:841)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorReference.createPartHelper(EditorReference.java:606)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorReference.createPart(EditorReference.java:426)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPartReference.getPart(WorkbenchPartReference.java:592)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.presentations.PresentablePart.setVisible(PresentablePart.java:179)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.presentations.util.PresentablePartFolder.select(PresentablePartFolder.java:268)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.presentations.util.LeftToRightTabOrder.select(LeftToRightTabOrder.java:65)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PartStack.refreshPresentationSelection(PartStack.java:1256)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PartStack.setSelection(PartStack.java:1209)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PartStack.showPart(PartStack.java:1604)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PartStack.add(PartStack.java:499)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorStack.add(EditorStack.java:103)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.PartStack.add(PartStack.java:485)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorStack.add(EditorStack.java:112)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorSashContainer.addEditor(EditorSashContainer.java:63)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorAreaHelper.addToLayout(EditorAreaHelper.java:217)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorAreaHelper.addEditor(EditorAreaHelper.java:207)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorManager.createEditorTab(EditorManager.java:774)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorManager.openEditorFromDescriptor(EditorManager.java:673)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorManager.openEditor(EditorManager.java:634)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.busyOpenEditorBatched(WorkbenchPage.java:2737)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.busyOpenEditor(WorkbenchPage.java:2651)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.access$13(WorkbenchPage.java:2643)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.openEditor(WorkbenchPage.java:2590)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.openEditor(WorkbenchPage.java:2574)
at org.eclipse.ui.ide.IDE.openEditor(IDE.java:644)
at org.eclipse.ui.ide.IDE.openEditor(IDE.java:603)
at org.eclipse.ui.actions.OpenFileAction.openFile(OpenFileAction.java:98)
at org.eclipse.ui.actions.OpenSystemEditorAction.run(OpenSystemEditorAction.java:98)
at org.eclipse.ui.views.navigator.OpenActionGroup.runDefaultAction(OpenActionGroup.java:125)
at org.eclipse.ui.views.navigator.MainActionGroup.runDefaultAction(MainActionGroup.java:328)
at org.eclipse.ui.views.navigator.ResourceNavigator.handleOpen(ResourceNavigator.java:690)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.SafeRunner.run(SafeRunner.java:37)
at org.eclipse.jface.util.SafeRunnable.run(SafeRunnable.java:199)
at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.StructuredViewer.fireOpen(StructuredViewer.java:818)
at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.StructuredViewer.handleOpen(StructuredViewer.java:1079)
at org.eclipse.jface.viewers.StructuredViewer$6.handleOpen(StructuredViewer.java:1183)
at org.eclipse.jface.util.OpenStrategy.fireOpenEvent(OpenStrategy.java:263)
at org.eclipse.jface.util.OpenStrategy.access$2(OpenStrategy.java:257)
at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.EventTable.sendEvent(EventTable.java:66)
at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Widget.sendEvent(Widget.java:1101)
at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.runDeferredEvents(Display.java:3319)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.runEventLoop(Workbench.java:2389)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.runUI(Workbench.java:2353)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.access$4(Workbench.java:2219)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.runApplication(EclipseAppLauncher.java:106)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.start(EclipseAppLauncher.java:76)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:363)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.invokeFramework(Main.java:508)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.basicRun(Main.java:447)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.run(Main.java:1173)

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