Hi, well I think i found part of the problem - the project had a dependant project in the build path andthat dependant project was built with 1.7.5.
I've cleaned that up and observed that maven is no longer trying to drag 1.7.5 into the local repo.
there is still a problem in the same area of code though the exception has now changed to "ExceptionInInitializerError".
Of course setting up the SessionFactory via the Configuration based constructor is just 1 possibility - i could try the existing Driver route - however i run into a different problem there.
If I make the Driver of type org.neo4j.ogm.driver.Driver then the construction of the sessionFactory is happy but the initialisation of the Driver is not happy.
If I make the Driver of type org.neo4j.driver.Driver; then the construction of the sessionFactory is not happy but the initialisation of the Driver is happy.
Casting between the 2 types of driver is not possible. The ogm documentation implies that i should be able to construct using the existing driver (i.e org.neo4j.driver.Driver) but I cannot seem to find that overloaded version of the constructor.
So i am in a bit of a double bind and any suggestions would be gratefully received