We get exceptions from annotations because they aren't exported to OSGi fairy land.
JIRA 4.0 does not work under WebSphere 6.1
JIRA v4.0.0 does not work with JRockit JVM
JIRA 4.0 does not run in Websphere 7.0
This is an IBM JRE bug, RetentionPolicy.RUNTIME for one of its attributes should NOT cause the class to fail to load. I have not however been able to find a public bug report from them, only references such as this
OK, we've added these jars to WEB-INF/lib
Verified the issue with latest build provided by chris((v4.0.1#471). The issue is fixed and JIRA is working as desired.
This problem has also be experienced with old Sun JVMs. I believe this is the bug report for that problem: http://bugs.sun.com/view_bug.do?bug_id=6322301
I still have problem running Jira 4.0.1 standalone on AIX 6.1 with IBM JDK, but because the exception is IMHO more related to JRA-19401 I've posted the issue there - can someone give me a feedback, which IBM JVM version is supposed to work?