Override differences in Java 5 and Java 6
Sometimes you might be struggling with such error shown, e.g. in Eclipse:
The method … must override a superclass method.
If this error is shown in the line when you have your interface method implementation with
@Override annotation, it
most probably means that you’re using JDK 5 instead of JDK 6.
In Java 5, the
@Override annotation might be applied only to the methods overriding superclass ones. Since Java 6 you
can use the
@Override annotation also with the methods that implements the interface ones.
Therefore, if you see such error, either change the JDK to JDK 6 (i.e. check your Eclipse workspace or project
preferences) or, if you need to be compatible with JDK 5, remove the
@Override annotations from interface
Simple thing but it might make you swear ;-)