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Today we (Jonas and Alex) released backport175 RC 1.


backport175 is Open Source and freely available under Apache License Version 2.0.


It has two separate modules:


  • Reader - which allows you to read the backport175 annotations as well as regular Java 5 annotation through one single uniformed API. The reader also has an API for runtime management, which allows you to update the bytecode at runtime and have your changes propagated.


It also comes with an Ant task and is fully integrated with an Eclipse plugin and an IntelliJ IDEA plugin.

Here is an example of the IDEA plugin in action

Read more here...