This document lists changes made to the I/O API and SPI.
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.
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
Besides hyperlinks based on Runnables, support also hyperlinks that are defined by an Intent instance.
Added new static methods into class Hyperlink:
Introduce new lightweight, UI-independent I/O API, recommended alternative for API module openide.io.
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 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.