I am trying to use the Abbot 1.3 with Java 8 to automate Java Applet tests. I encountered a problem when run the AppletviewerTest as follows:

ava.lang.BootstrapMethodError: call site initialization exception
at java.lang.invoke.CallSite.makeSite(
at java.lang.invoke.MethodHandleNatives.linkCallSite(
at sun.applet.AppletPanel.findAppletJDKLevel(
at sun.applet.AppletPanel.createApplet(
at sun.applet.AppletPanel.runLoader(
Caused by: java.lang.invoke.LambdaConversionException: Invalid receiver type class sun.applet.AppletPanel; not a subtype of implementation type class sun.applet.AppletPanel
at java.lang.invoke.AbstractValidatingLambdaMetafactory.validateMetafactoryArgs(
at java.lang.invoke.LambdaMetafactory.metafactory(
at java.lang.invoke.CallSite.makeSite(

Have anyone encountered this problem before? What is a possible cause of the problem?

PS. The test could run properly with Java 7

Best regards,
Krit K.