This only applies to tools that support the new consumer and it's similar to what we did with the producer for 0.9.0.0, but with a better compatibility story.
Part of this JIRA is updating the documentation to remove `--new-consumer` from command invocations where appropriate. An example where this will be the case is in the security documentation.
KAFKA-3264 Mark the old Scala consumer and related classes as deprecated
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KAFKA-3283 Remove beta from new consumer documentation
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