On Tue, 27 Mar 2012, Tom Whittaker wrote:
There are no plans to ever remove any of the deprecated classes or
methods, . . .
I just want to second that. For a system like
VisAD intended to support a community of
application developers, we view the API as a
contract with that community. It's a very bad
idea to ever remove any functions or to change
the meaning of any functions, because this
forces the community to change their
applications and because it is generally easy
to avoid such forced changes by simply adding
new functions to the API.