You can check in jira and SVN if you are interested, posted my solution there...
Hmm, I don't get the problem...
1.) I did run the JUnit tests locally with SUN Java JDK 6 -> no problems!
2.) This exception seems not really related to changes I made (doesn't mean it can not be interrelated):
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
code is (NPE in second line):
URL resource = getClass().getResource("classresource.txt"); InputStream stream = resource.openStream();