I would like to propose and encourage the use of the @since javadoc tag for
all new public/protected methods in the public API, as well as new classes
in the public API.
I would also like to propose and encourage the words "since <version>" be
used as the first two words of all @deprecated javadoc tags.
These are enormously useful for documenting to users when a new feature was
added/changed, as well as informing developers how long something has been
around, and thus informing decisions about when it is safe to remove or
Christopher L Tubbs II