Feature Deprecation

Within the lifecycle of the Solicitor development features might be discontinued due to various reasons. In case that such discontinuation is expected to break existing projects a two stage deprecation mechanism is used:

  • Stage 1: Usage of a deprecated feature will produce a warning only giving details on what needs to be changed.

  • Stage 2: When a deprecated feature is used Solicitor by default will terminate with an error message giving information about the deprecation.

By setting the property solicitor.deprecated-features-allowed to true (e.g. via the command line, see Configuration of Technical Properties), even in second stage the feature will still be available and only a warning will be logged. The project setup should in any case ASAP be changed to no longer use the feature as it might soon be removed without further notice.

Enabling the use of deprecated feature via the above property should only be a temporary workaround and not a standard setting.
If usage of a feature should be discontinued immediately (e.g. because it might lead to wrong/misleading output) the first stage of deprecation will be skipped.

List of Deprecated Features

The following features are deprecated via the above mechanism:

Last updated 2023-11-20 10:37:01 UTC