Today we (Jonas and Alex) released backport175 1.0 RC 1.


backport175 is backport of the Java 5 annotations (JSR-175) specification. Making strongly typed annotation available for Java 1.3/1.4 platforms. They are bytecode compatible with Java 5 annotations making them available for use by tools etc.

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


It has two separate modules:


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

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