I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Having java 7 and 8 installed from oracle.
Using alternative and working with java 7 but one of my projects use java 8.
gradle build --version
returns that it works with java 7 -> since most of my projects use this version, i don't want to change this.
Solution: creating in the java 8 project, in the root directory, file named gradle.properties
inside it for example in my case :
this way, when you will do gradle build in this project, gradle will use this version instead of the one defined for him.
Hoped it helped,