Introduction

This document lists changes made to the I/O API and SPI.


Index of APIs

Incompatible changes by date

Fuller descriptions of all changes can be found below (follow links).

Not all deprecations are listed here, assuming that the deprecated APIs continue to essentially work. For a full deprecation list, please consult the Javadoc.

All changes by date

Changes by version

These API specification versions may be used to indicate that a module requires a certain API feature in order to function. For example, if you see here a feature you need which is labelled 1.20, your manifest should contain in its main attributes the line:

OpenIDE-Module-Module-Dependencies: org.netbeans.api.io > 1.20

Changes by affected class


Details of all changes by API and date


I/O API

Support hyperlinks based on Intents

Dec 12 '14; API spec. version: 1.1; made by: jhavlin; issues: #249321

Besides hyperlinks based on Runnables, support also hyperlinks that are defined by an Intent instance.

Added new static methods into class Hyperlink:

Introduce new I/O API

Nov 7 '14; API spec. version: 1.0; made by: jhavlin; issues: #248126

Introduce new lightweight, UI-independent I/O API, recommended alternative for API module openide.io.


I/O SPI

Add features for dealing with Intent based hyperlinks

Dec 12 '14; API spec. version: 1.1; made by: jhavlin; issues: #249321

As there are now two types of hyperlinks, which may be handled differently in some situations, we need some way to get info about the type and internals of hyperlinks.

Added new enum HyperlinkType and new methods into class Hyperlinks:

Introduce new Output Window SPI

Nov 7 '14; API spec. version: 1.0; made by: jhavlin; issues: #248126

Introduce new SPI for custom Output Window implementations. The SPI classes are separated from API classes, so they can be easily extended in the future without breaking current code.


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