Hi Abhinav,

I just compiled and ran a consumer in java with maven and it worked fine.

[root@localhost ~]# java -version
java version "1.6.0_29"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_29-b11)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.4-b02, mixed mode)

I did this using
https://github.com/stealthly/dropwizard-kafka-http(changing the target
& source in the pom to 1.6)

are you using the Oracle JDK ?

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On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 2:21 AM, Abhinav Anand <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
 
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