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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: org.openide.options > 1.20

Changes by affected class



Details of all changes by API and date

Options API

Directly adding or removing options is deprecated

Apr 25 '01; affected top-level classes: org.openide.options.ControlPanel
Methods ControlPanel.add(SystemOption) and ControlPanel.remove(SystemOption) are deprecated now.
Compatibility: Their functionality can be obtained by using a declaration in a manifest file.

ContextSystemOption.beanContext changed type

Feb 25 '00; affected top-level classes: ContextSystemOption
Protected field beanContext has changed type. The previous type was an inaccessible class, which was an API bug; it is now the public superclass.
Compatibility: Should be source-compatible. Binary-incompatible for subclasses of ContextSystemOption directly accessing this field; but use of this field is probably unnecessary as addOption and removeOption are the normal public methods to manipulate the children. As of May 22 '01 the field is deprecated.