Build fails with following error:
While the tools.jar of JDK 1.7 contains the class com/sun/mirror/apt/AnnotationProcessorFactory, the tools.jar of JDK 1.8 does not contain that package at all.
Basically we do restrict the build to work only on Java 7 (versions 51 to 80) due to the memory calculation tests. But we should dig into this and find a solution as users could be annoyed by fact that they can not make a release with Java 8.
Decreasing the priority.
I'll just go for the fix to make the build work in this case for jdk 8. The second part to restrict the building to only use jdk 1.7 is another thing.