Equinox is used in many environments where
there is very long-term support for older Java levels. So far I have
needed to keep the Equinox Framework at a Java 6 level to be able to use
the latest versions in these environments.
Unfortunately Java 6 is getting harder
and harder to support while also accommodating new "hurdles"
being presented with Java 9 . I will be updating the Equinox Framework
to Java 7 for Oxygen . Please voice any concerns you may have
in the bug report . Although I expect very little concern since
most have already moved onto Java 8!