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Issues with GifLab project, LocaleDate cannot compile with 1.5

Hi Folks,

Working my way through the giflab spring course and having an issues with my gifRepository.java file. When I import import java.time.LocalDate; and run bootRun I get this error.


/Users/caleb.king/Documents/Batcave/Java/giflib/src/main/java/me/calebking/giflib/data/GifRepository.java:7: error: package java.time does not exist
import java.time.LocalDate;


1 Answer

Kourosh Raeen
Kourosh Raeen
23,732 Points

If you look at the build.gradle file of your project there is this line: sourceCompatibility = 1.5

The error message is complaining that the package java.time does not exist. You are importing LocalDate in GifRepository.java but that class needs Java 8. Remove sourceCompatibility = 1.5 from the build.gradle file and I think that should take care of the problem.