running (with Java 7):
bin/sparkling-shell --num-executors 3 --executor-memory 2g --master yarn --deploy-mode client
causes an error message:
You are trying to use Sparkling Water built for Spark 2.4.3, but your Spark is of version 52.0. Please ensure correct Spark is provided and re-run Sparkling Water.
This implies incompatible SW and Spark versions, while actual cause is incompatible Java version.