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From Jeremy Boynes <>
Subject Re: API and serialization compatibility, was: Build Failure
Date Sun, 15 May 2005 20:57:38 GMT
Tim Ellison wrote:
> Jeremy Boynes <> wrote on 14-05-2005 17:47:31:
>><lots of good stuff snipped />
>>Another thing to remember is that the only classes where serialization 
>>compatibility really matters are those that are actually placed in 
>>persistent attributes. I would hope all the projects we use do support 
>>serialization properly, including providing UIDs and dealing with 
>>version drift; if not we should encourage them to do so and help where 
>>necessary - it is generally a /good thing/. That will make configuration 
>>management easier for both system administrators as well as the runtime 
>>and deployment systems.
> Glad you agree ;-)

Sure do :-)

I assigned this to me as a place holder - if you can provide patches 
that add the SUIDs I will make sure they get applied (at least in 
Geronimo and other projects where I can).


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