JDK-8177511 : Remove the old standard doclet
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: tools
  • Sub-Component: javadoc(tool)
  • Affected Version: 10
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Submitted: 2017-03-24
  • Updated: 2017-07-06
  • Resolved: 2017-06-22
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It is time to remove the old standard doclet and its implementation classes.

I believe this includes all of

For now, it does *not* include

It probably includes all of
    langtools/test/com/sun/javadoc (tests for the standard doclet)
and some of 
   langtools/test/test/tools/javadoc (tests that involve standard doclet)

We will need to ensure some basic "heart beat" tests for the basic com.sun.javadoc API.
Yes, I believe all of langtools/src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/com/sun/tools/doclets should go. Despite a minor upgrade of significance in the new Doclet API, taglets are really just a feature of the standard doclet. SO if the old standard doclet goes away, so too should its notion of Taglet.

I am assuming this too should be removed. http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk9/dev/langtools/file/573dfe4c63d4/src/jdk.javadoc/share/classes/com/sun/tools/doclets/Taglet.java

Note: remove the code from CompileInterim.gmk to exclude Standard.java from the interim build.

Note the general need to "test what's left".