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Migrating to 1.1

Usually, converting a 1.0 program to 1.1 is fairly easy. In fact, making the decision of when to migrate can be more difficult than actually changing the program's code. This lesson discusses what to consider as you decide when to upgrade. It then presents information to help upgrade programs quickly.

When Should the Great Migration Occur?

helps you determine if and when a program should be upgraded to the JDK 1.1 release.

What Does Deprecation Mean?

Some of the 1.0 API is deprecated, which means that it's no longer recommended. If you try to compile a program that uses deprecated API, the compiler gives you a warning. This section gives you more information about deprecation.

How to Convert Your Program

This section provides step-by-step instructions on what to do if your program uses deprecated API. Besides giving you general instructions, this section pays special attention to the common situations of converting code that uses deprecated I/O and AWT API.

Lists and Tables

As you convert your program to 1.1, you need to determine what code to substitute for deprecated API. This section provides many resources to help you, including several tables that contain deprecated methods and their alternatives.

JDK 1.1 Compability

The information in this section is taken directly from the Java website. Read this to find out specifically how 1.1 is compatible with previous releases and JavaSoft's general compatiblity policy.

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