How to set sourceCompatability to javaVersion.VERSION_1_8

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I installed jdk1.8.0_112 and write code below in build.gradle

 compileOptions {
        sourceCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
        targetCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
    }

i received this error

Error:Jack is required to support java 8 language features. Either enable Jack or remove sourceCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8.

Can anyone help me?

Answer

from https://developer.android.com/guide/platform/j8-jack.html, you also need following:

  defaultConfig {
    ...
    jackOptions {
      enabled true
    }
  }

UPDATE

Note that Jack toolchain is now deprecated https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2017/03/future-of-java-8-language-feature.html



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