@Documented @Retention(value=RUNTIME) public @interface Removal
Program elements annotated @Removal track the earliest final release when a deprecated feature will be removed. This is an internal decoration: a feature may be removed in a release earlier or later than the release number specified by this annotation.
The POI project policy is to deprecate an element for 2 final releases before removing. This annotation exists to make it easier to follow up on the second step of the two-step deprecate and remove process.
A deprecated feature may be removed in nightly and beta releases prior to the final release for which it is eligible, but may be removed later for various reasons. If it is known in advance that the feature will not be removed in the n+2 release, a later version should be specified by this annotation. The annotation version number should not include beta
For example, a feature with a
@deprecated POI 3.15 beta 3
is deprecated in POI 3.15 and 3.16 and becomes eligible for deletion during
the POI 3.17 release series, and may be deleted immediately after POI 3.16 is
released. This would be annotated
|Modifier and Type||Optional Element and Description|
The POI version when this feature may be removed.
public abstract java.lang.String version
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