Dear Eclipse users,
with this new SonarLint version, we raised the minimum required JVM runtime version from 8 to 11.
In facts, the Eclipse Project has moved to Java 11 in 2020 and we are relying on ECJ (the Eclipse compiler) for our analyzers. Staying close to the latest ECJ is important for analysis stability and for support of all the latest language features, especially since many languages increased their pace of new releases.
Please also note that, starting from this version, we discontinued the support for Eclipse versions older than Photon, as they do not support Java 11 as runtime.
You can find the release notes here.