Initial setup for development

Application Name: OpenMRS Core Version Number: 2.6.0-SNAPSHOT

Question: I installed OpenMRS from the SDK 4.5.0 and am using jetty-maven-plugin:9.4.35.v20201120, Apache Maven 3.8.5, Java version: 18.

Each time I try to work on the OpenMRS Core 2.6.0-aa1ef0 Installation Wizard, I am unable tp pass the step of database creation due to the error “Unable to create the database. The password might be incorrect or the database is not started. ???Error executing sql: create database if not exists ? default character set utf8 - Could not create connection to database server. Attempted reconnect 3 times. Giving up.???”

I tried killing all the processes running on port 8080. I tried to stop and restart MySQL and yet I keep getting this error. I want to install OpenMRS along with its demo database for development purpose. Any idea on what is going wrong?

We currently support from Java 8 to 15

Can you run again with Java 8?