Proposal: Deprecate Builders

Scott Palmer swpalmer at
Tue Mar 26 09:33:21 PDT 2013

On 2013-03-26, at 12:18 PM, John McDonnell <mcdonnell.john at> wrote:

> If this is targeted for Java 8, would it not be better to do away with the
> builders in one swoop?
> There doesn't seem to be a clear approach to fix this issue for all
> affected components, and as Java 8 is a major release, would it not be best
> to completely remove them from Java FX 8? As opposed to separating them out
> into a separate Jar, which doesn't fully fix the problem at all, which will
> only just get removed anyways in Java 9?

Since they haven't been marked deprecated (yet) making them disappear in the next Java release isn't going to go over well in the developer community.  It is best to have a transition period.


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