1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 10, 2009 8:59 AM by 791266 RSS

    apt and its API deprecated as of JDK 7 build 68

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      Here ye, here he, apt users!

      As of JDK 7 build 68, apt and its API are deprecated and both are planned for removal in the next major JDK release following JDK 7.

      As the lead engineer for both apt and the standardized annotation processing in JSR 269, the JSR 269 API and tool experience with javac should be uniformly better than apt; the newer API is easier to use, more flexible, and should run faster as well. I unconditionally recommend transitioning to the JSR 269 API and javac for all your annotation processing needs.

      More information on transitioning from apt to javac can be found in this blog entry:
      http://blogs.sun.com/darcy/entry/an_apt_replacement