This is correct. You can use this repository that has the bindings: https://github.com/maidsafe/safe_app_java. Strictly speaking, bindgen is just a technicality: it is required to automate the mundane part of work – the functions and structures definitions, JNI wrapper functions, etc.
The linked repository contains the high-level Java interface and that’s what you should use.
However, there are still minor bugs left to be fixed – @lionel.faber is currently working on covering all the basic functions with tests and I help him to fix the discovered issues.
Overall, I think we’re pretty close to the production release.
I’ll keep posting news to this topic.