JEP proposed to target JDK 17: 398: Deprecate the Applet API for Removal

Andrew Haley aph at
Sat Mar 27 14:42:08 UTC 2021

On 3/27/21 11:44 AM, Eric Bresie wrote:
> Are there plans to fork off to an open project with something similar to what was done with Java Webstart?

It's be difficult to keep the API going with newer JDK releases.
Maybe a renaming exercise along the lines of Jakarta EE. Do you
think that applets have a long-term future, beyond the expected
lifetime of updating older JDK releases?

Andrew Haley  (he/him)
Java Platform Lead Engineer
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