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New APIs in Java 16

Comparing Java 16 (16.0.2+7-tem) with Java 15 (15.0.2+7-adpt).

Element Modification
java.base
    java.lang.invoke
      MethodHandles.Lookup
        • added
        • added
        MethodHandles
          • added
          • added
          • added
          VarHandle
            • added
            • added
            • added
            java.lang.ref
              Reference
                • + deprecated
                • added
                java.lang.reflect
                  InvocationHandler
                    • added
                    java.lang
                      Boolean
                        • + forRemoval
                        • + forRemoval
                        Byte
                          • + forRemoval
                          • + forRemoval
                          Character
                            • + forRemoval
                            Class
                              • added
                              permittedSubclasses()
                              • removed
                              Double
                                • + forRemoval
                                • + forRemoval
                                Float
                                  • + forRemoval
                                  • + forRemoval
                                  • + forRemoval
                                  IndexOutOfBoundsException
                                    • added
                                    Integer
                                      • + forRemoval
                                      • + forRemoval
                                      Long
                                        • + forRemoval
                                        • + forRemoval
                                        Short
                                          • + forRemoval
                                          • + forRemoval
                                          ThreadGroup
                                            • + deprecated
                                            • + forRemoval
                                            • + deprecated
                                            • + forRemoval
                                            • + deprecated
                                            • + forRemoval
                                            • + deprecated
                                            • + forRemoval
                                            • + forRemoval
                                            java.net
                                              URLDecoder
                                                • + deprecated
                                                • + forRemoval
                                                • added
                                                StandardProtocolFamily
                                                  • added
                                                  java.nio
                                                    ByteBuffer
                                                      • added
                                                      CharBuffer
                                                        • added
                                                        DoubleBuffer
                                                          • added
                                                          FloatBuffer
                                                            • added
                                                            IntBuffer
                                                              • added
                                                              LongBuffer
                                                                • added
                                                                ShortBuffer
                                                                  • added
                                                                  java.security.cert
                                                                    X509CRLSelector
                                                                      • + deprecated
                                                                      X509CRL
                                                                        • + deprecated
                                                                        X509CertSelector
                                                                          • + deprecated
                                                                          • + deprecated
                                                                          • + deprecated
                                                                          • + deprecated
                                                                          X509Certificate
                                                                            • + deprecated
                                                                            • + deprecated
                                                                            java.security.spec
                                                                              MGF1ParameterSpec
                                                                                • added
                                                                                • added
                                                                                • added
                                                                                • added
                                                                                • added
                                                                                java.time.format
                                                                                  DateTimeFormatterBuilder
                                                                                    • added
                                                                                    java.util.stream
                                                                                      • added
                                                                                      DoubleStream
                                                                                        • added
                                                                                        • added
                                                                                        IntStream
                                                                                          • added
                                                                                          • added
                                                                                          LongStream
                                                                                            • added
                                                                                            Stream
                                                                                              • added
                                                                                              • added
                                                                                              • added
                                                                                              • added
                                                                                              • added
                                                                                              java.util
                                                                                                Objects
                                                                                                  • added
                                                                                                  • added
                                                                                                  • added
                                                                                                  java.compiler
                                                                                                    javax.lang.model
                                                                                                      SourceVersion
                                                                                                        • added
                                                                                                        javax.tools
                                                                                                          ToolProvider
                                                                                                            ToolProvider()
                                                                                                            • removed
                                                                                                            java.desktop
                                                                                                              java.awt.color
                                                                                                                ICC_Profile
                                                                                                                  • + forRemoval
                                                                                                                  java.awt.dnd
                                                                                                                    DragSourceAdapter
                                                                                                                      • - public
                                                                                                                      • + protected
                                                                                                                      DropTargetAdapter
                                                                                                                        • - public
                                                                                                                        • + protected
                                                                                                                        java.awt.event
                                                                                                                          ComponentAdapter
                                                                                                                            • - public
                                                                                                                            • + protected
                                                                                                                            ContainerAdapter
                                                                                                                              • - public
                                                                                                                              • + protected
                                                                                                                              FocusAdapter
                                                                                                                                • - public
                                                                                                                                • + protected
                                                                                                                                HierarchyBoundsAdapter
                                                                                                                                  • - public
                                                                                                                                  • + protected
                                                                                                                                  KeyAdapter
                                                                                                                                    • - public
                                                                                                                                    • + protected
                                                                                                                                    MouseAdapter
                                                                                                                                      • - public
                                                                                                                                      • + protected
                                                                                                                                      MouseMotionAdapter
                                                                                                                                        • - public
                                                                                                                                        • + protected
                                                                                                                                        WindowAdapter
                                                                                                                                          • - public
                                                                                                                                          • + protected
                                                                                                                                          java.awt.font
                                                                                                                                            GlyphVector
                                                                                                                                              • - public
                                                                                                                                              • + protected
                                                                                                                                              LayoutPath
                                                                                                                                                • - public
                                                                                                                                                • + protected
                                                                                                                                                LineMetrics
                                                                                                                                                  • - public
                                                                                                                                                  • + protected
                                                                                                                                                  java.awt.image
                                                                                                                                                    AbstractMultiResolutionImage
                                                                                                                                                      • - public
                                                                                                                                                      • + protected
                                                                                                                                                      BufferStrategy
                                                                                                                                                        • - public
                                                                                                                                                        • + protected
                                                                                                                                                        ColorModel
                                                                                                                                                          • + forRemoval
                                                                                                                                                          IndexColorModel
                                                                                                                                                            • + forRemoval
                                                                                                                                                            RGBImageFilter
                                                                                                                                                              • - public
                                                                                                                                                              • + protected
                                                                                                                                                              VolatileImage
                                                                                                                                                                • - public
                                                                                                                                                                • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                java.awt.peer
                                                                                                                                                                  RobotPeer
                                                                                                                                                                    • added
                                                                                                                                                                    java.awt
                                                                                                                                                                      FocusTraversalPolicy
                                                                                                                                                                        • - public
                                                                                                                                                                        • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                        Image
                                                                                                                                                                          • - public
                                                                                                                                                                          • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                          PrintJob
                                                                                                                                                                            • - public
                                                                                                                                                                            • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                            Toolkit
                                                                                                                                                                              • - public
                                                                                                                                                                              • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                              java.beans
                                                                                                                                                                                PersistenceDelegate
                                                                                                                                                                                  • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                  • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                  javax.accessibility
                                                                                                                                                                                    AccessibleContext
                                                                                                                                                                                      • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                      • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                      AccessibleHyperlink
                                                                                                                                                                                        • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                        • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                        javax.print.event
                                                                                                                                                                                          PrintJobAdapter
                                                                                                                                                                                            • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                            • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                            javax.print
                                                                                                                                                                                              PrintServiceLookup
                                                                                                                                                                                                • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                ServiceUIFactory
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                  StreamPrintServiceFactory
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                    javax.sound.midi.spi
                                                                                                                                                                                                      MidiDeviceProvider
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                        MidiFileReader
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                          MidiFileWriter
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                            SoundbankReader
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                              javax.sound.sampled.spi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                AudioFileReader
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AudioFileWriter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FormatConversionProvider
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MixerProvider
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        javax.swing.border
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AbstractBorder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            javax.swing.colorchooser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AbstractColorChooserPanel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                javax.swing.event
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  InternalFrameAdapter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MouseInputAdapter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      javax.swing.filechooser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FileFilter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FileView
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            javax.swing.plaf.basic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BasicLookAndFeel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BasicRadioButtonUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  installListeners(AbstractButton)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • removed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  uninstallListeners(AbstractButton)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • removed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BasicSliderUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • added
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    javax.swing.plaf.metal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MetalTheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        javax.swing.plaf.synth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SynthDesktopIconUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • added
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SynthPainter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              javax.swing.plaf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ButtonUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ColorChooserUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ComboBoxUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DesktopIconUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DesktopPaneUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FileChooserUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            InternalFrameUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LabelUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ListUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MenuBarUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MenuItemUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OptionPaneUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PanelUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PopupMenuUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ProgressBarUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              RootPaneUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ScrollBarUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ScrollPaneUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SeparatorUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SliderUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SpinnerUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SplitPaneUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TabbedPaneUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TableHeaderUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TableUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TextUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ToolBarUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ToolTipUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TreeUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ViewportUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            javax.swing.table
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AbstractTableModel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TableStringConverter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  javax.swing.text.html
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HTMLDocument.Iterator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      HTMLEditorKit.Parser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        javax.swing.text
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DefaultTextUI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DocumentFilter.FilterBypass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              GlyphView.GlyphPainter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LayeredHighlighter.LayerPainter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LayeredHighlighter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NavigationFilter.FilterBypass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      javax.swing.tree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AbstractLayoutCache.NodeDimensions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AbstractLayoutCache
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            javax.swing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AbstractButton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AbstractCellEditor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AbstractListModel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AbstractSpinnerModel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FocusManager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        InputVerifier
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          InternalFrameFocusTraversalPolicy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            JFormattedTextField.AbstractFormatterFactory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              JFormattedTextField.AbstractFormatter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                JPasswordField
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • added
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • + implements ChangeListener
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • added
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LookAndFeel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    RowFilter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • - public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • + protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      java.logging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        java.util.logging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LogRecord
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • added
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • + deprecated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • added
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • + deprecated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            java.management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              javax.management.relation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                RoleStatus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • + deprecated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • + forRemoval
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  java.net.http
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    java.net.http
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      HttpRequest.BodyPublishers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • added
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HttpRequest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • added
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Data Source

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This report is based on simple comparison of all public and protected APIs of the java.* and javax.* packages of JDK builds 16.0.2+7-tem and 15.0.2+7-adpt. It does not make statements about compatibility.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          More detailed API comparisons based on the japicmp tool can be found here.