aspectj error after 12.1 upgrade

Hi all:

Just upgraded to 12.1 from 12.0.4 (I think) and now instead of a warning I am getting an error releating to aspect.
I have a maven project compiled using Java 1.6  (this is set as source and target in the pom as well.) Also, I am using aspectj 1.6.8 also source and target of 1.6 in the pom aspectj compiler configuration.

Whenever I do a re-build on the project I get the following error message. Any thoughts, ideas or help on this is really appreciated!

Error: ajc: Missing message: configure.incompatibleComplianceForTarget in: org.aspectj.ajdt.ajc.messages
Error: ajc: Internal AspectJ compiler error: AspectJ Compiler 1.6.8
 Usage: <options> <source file | @argfile>..
AspectJ-specific options:
 -inpath <list>      use classes in dirs and jars/zips in <list> as source
                     (<list> uses platform-specific path delimiter)
 -injars <jarList>   use classes in <jarList> zip files as source
                     (<jarList> uses classpath delimiter)
                     deprecated - use inpath instead.
 -aspectpath <list>  weave aspects in .class files from <list> dirs and jars/zip into sources
                     (<list> uses classpath delimiter)
 -outjar <file>      put output classes in zip file <file>
 -outxml             generate META-INF/aop.xml
 -outxmlfile <file>  specify alternate destination output of -outxml
 -argfile <file>     specify line-delimited list of source files
 -showWeaveInfo      display information about weaving
 -incremental        continuously-running compiler, needs -sourceroots
                     (reads stdin: enter to recompile and 'q' to quit)
 -sourceroots <dirs> compile all .aj and .java files in <dirs>
                     (<dirs> uses classpath delimiter)
 -crossrefs          generate .ajsym file into the output directory
 -emacssym           generate .ajesym symbol files for emacs support
 -Xlint              same as '-Xlint:warning'
 -Xlint:<level>      set default level for crosscutting messages
                     (<level> may be ignore, warning, or error)
 -Xlintfile <file>   specify properties file to set per-message levels
                     (cf org/aspectj/weaver/XlintDefault.properties)
 -X                  print help on non-standard options
Standard Eclipse compiler options:
Options enabled by default are prefixed with '+'

Classpath options:
    -cp -classpath <directories and zip/jar files separated by ;>
                       specify location for application classes and sources
    -bootclasspath <directories and zip/jar files separated by ;>
                       specify location for system classes
    -d <dir>           destination directory (if omitted, no directory is created)
    -d none            generate no .class files
    -encoding <enc>    specify custom encoding for all sources. Each file/directory can override it
                       when suffixed with '['<enc>']' (e.g. X.java[utf8])

Compliance options:
    -1.3               use 1.3 compliance level (implicit -source 1.3 -target 1.1)
    -1.4             + use 1.4 compliance level
    -1.5               use 1.5 compliance level
    -1.6               use 1.6 compliance level
    -source <version>  set source level (1.3, 1.4, 1.5 or 1.6)
    -target <version>  set classfile target (1.1 to 1.4)

Warning options:
    -deprecation     + deprecation outside deprecated code
    -nowarn            disable all warnings except xlint or declare warning
    -warn:none         disable all warnings except xlint or declare warning
    -warn:<warnings separated by ,>    enable exactly the listed warnings
    -warn:+<warnings separated by ,>   enable additional warnings
    -warn:-<warnings separated by ,>   disable specific warnings
      allDeprecation       deprecation including inside deprecated code
      allJavadoc           invalid or missing javadoc
      assertIdentifier   + 'assert' used as identifier
      charConcat         + char[] in String concat
      conditionAssign      possible accidental boolean assignment
      constructorName    + method with constructor name
      deprecation        + deprecation outside deprecated code
      emptyBlock           undocumented empty block
      fieldHiding          field hiding another variable
      finally            + finally block not completing normally
      indirectStatic       indirect reference to static member
      intfNonInherited   + interface non-inherited method compatibility
      javadoc              invalid javadoc
      localHiding          local variable hiding another variable
      maskedCatchBlock   + hidden catch block
      nls                  string literal lacking non-nls tag //$NON-NLS-<n>$
      noEffectAssign     + assignment without effect
      pkgDefaultMethod   + attempt to override package-default method
      semicolon            superfluous semicolon
      unqualifiedField     unqualified reference to field
      unusedImport       + unused import declaration
      unusedLocal          unread local variable
      unusedPrivate        unused private member declaration
      unusedThrown         unused declared thrown exception
      uselessTypeCheck     unnecessary cast/instanceof operation
      specialParamHiding   constructor or setter parameter hiding another field
      staticReceiver     + non-static reference to static member
      syntheticAccess      synthetic access for innerclass
      tasks(<tags separated by |>) tasks identified by tags inside comments

Debug options:
    -g[:lines,vars,source] custom debug info
    -g:lines,source  + both lines table and source debug info
    -g                 all debug info
    -g:none            no debug info
    -preserveAllLocals preserve unused local vars for debug purpose

Advanced options:
    -log <file>        log to a file
    -proceedOnError    do not stop at first error, dumping class files with problem methods
    -verbose           enable verbose output
    -referenceInfo     compute reference info
    -progress          show progress (only in -log mode)
    -time              display speed information
    -noExit            do not call System.exit(n) at end of compilation (n==0 if no error)
    -repeat <n>        repeat compilation process <n> times for perf analysis
    @<file>            read command line arguments from file

    -? -help           print this help message
    -v -version        print compiler version
    -showversion       print compiler version and continue


I tried going back to 12.0.4 and mistakenly click YES to the reload project for language level changes dialog.

3 comments

Carl,
is it possible to see your Maven project somehow? Don't need any sources, just .pom files.

To fix the problem please make sure your modules language level (Project Structure | Modules | <module> | Sources | Language level) match bytecode version (Settings | Compiler | Java compiler | Per-module bytecode version). These settings should have been imported from Maven, but it looks like IDEA has failed in your case.

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Hey Roman:

I will send the pom.xml to you via email if that's OK.
The issue corrected it self (by accident really). After going to back 12.0.4 when the project loaded I was asked; via dialog if I wanted to apply language level chagnes (scrreen shot attached). Initailly, I said yes and the project broke.
I then pulled up my project in 12.1; this time when i was asked if i wanted to apply language level changes I clicked 'No" and my project works.

I sent you my pom files please let meknow if there is anything else i can provide.  THanks for your help!



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Well, good it is working now but it sounds like a bug in IDEA anyway - so yes, I would like to see .pom files. My email is in the profile.

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