What do the Dates Mean?

The supplied dates indicate when the API change was made, on the CVS trunk. From this you can generally tell whether the change should be present in a given build or not; for trunk builds, simply whether it was made before or after the change; for builds on a stabilization branch, whether the branch was made before or after the given date. In some cases corresponding API changes have been made both in the trunk and in an in-progress stabilization branch, if they were needed for a bug fix; this ought to be marked in this list.

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: $codebase > 1.20

Changes by affected class

Details of all changes by API and date

Java Source API

ClassIndex SearchKind extended by FUNCTIONAL_IMPLEMENTORS

Sep 23 '15; API spec. version: 1.2.9; affected top-level classes: ClassIndex; made by: tzezula; issues: #255393
Added a possibility to ClassIndex to search a lambda implementations.

ClassIndex returns resources from binaryroots

Jun 27 '15; API spec. version: 1.2.6; affected top-level classes: ClassIndex; made by: ralphbenjamin; issues: #252992
ClassIndex holds information from different types of roots. Added a parameter to ClassIndex#getResources to specify which roots to use for its results.

Code Generator uses dependencies between fields

Feb 9 '15; API spec. version: 1.2.2; affected top-level classes: CodeStyle; made by: sdedic; issues: #249199
Proper textual order of members should be used when inserting a field or class/interface initializer. The analysis could be optionally turned off.

Remove dependency on Openide Text API

May 25 '14; API spec. version: 1.1; affected top-level classes: ModificationResult; made by: sdedic; issues: #244744

OpenIDE Text API dependencies are removed, affecting ModificationResult.Difference API class, whose interface changed incompatibly. The class now returns java.swing.text.Position instead of org.openide.text.PositionRef for the start and end positions.

For binary compatibility, an additional module java.source.compat8 was created, which provides compatible method that still returns PositionRef


Desktop independent parts of the Java Source module extracted

Apr 30 '14; API spec. version: 1.0; made by: dbalek

Runtime compatibility remains, compile time compatibility is mostly preserved too. It is however recommended to upgrade dependencies of client modules. Try running ant fix-dependencies in your Ant module.


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