JDK-8215584 : Remove support for the "old" doclet API in com/sun/javadoc
  • Type: Sub-task
  • Component: tools
  • Sub-Component: javadoc(tool)
  • Affected Version: 13
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Submitted: 2018-12-19
  • Updated: 2021-05-25
  • Resolved: 2019-02-22
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JDK 13
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The old doclet API in com.sun.javadoc.* was superseded by the new doclet API in jdk.javadoc.doclet in conjunction with the existing javax.lang.model API added in JDK 6.

The old API is crufty, and is not up to date with recent language features, like modules. It has been retained for a while to give folk a chance to migrate to other solutions; but that grace period is now over, and the API should be removed.
The work primarily consists of removing all of the following directories and their contents. src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/com src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/com/sun src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/com/sun/tools src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/com/sun/tools/javadoc src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/com/sun/tools/javadoc/main src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/com/sun/tools/javadoc/resources src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/com/sun/tools/doclets src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/com/sun/tools/doclets/standard src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/com/sun/javadoc There will be residual references in the main program and and related files: $ grep -rl com.sun.javadoc src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/{module-info.java,jdk} src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/module-info.java src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/jdk/javadoc/doclet/package-info.java src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/jdk/javadoc/internal/package-info.java src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/jdk/javadoc/internal/tool/resources/javadoc_zh_CN.properties src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/jdk/javadoc/internal/tool/resources/javadoc.properties src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/jdk/javadoc/internal/tool/resources/javadoc_ja.properties src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/jdk/javadoc/internal/doclets/formats/html/HtmlDocletWriter.java $ grep -rl com.sun.tools.doclets src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/{module-info.java,jdk} src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/jdk/javadoc/internal/tool/resources/javadoc_zh_CN.properties src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/jdk/javadoc/internal/tool/resources/javadoc.properties src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/jdk/javadoc/internal/tool/resources/javadoc_ja.properties