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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject Re: Java serizalization compatibility issues
Date Fri, 23 Sep 2005 02:53:49 GMT
Not being totally familiar with all the nuances in G WRT to 
serialization my comments should be taken with a grain of salt.  From my 
perspetive there are two major problems with serialized data.  One, its 
very fragile and two you can't change it if you need to.  One could 
argue users shouldn't be changing it but in extreme circumstances it is 

I'd vote for the move to XML (ouch, did I say that?)


Jeremy Boynes wrote:
> Sachin's problem is not related to configuration persistence but to the 
> serialization of classes between plugin and server when using JMX 
> remoting over RMI.
> The upshot of it all is unless we are going to ditch all use of 
> serialization and replace it with XML then we need to exercise the 
> necessary discipline and version the classes involved.
> -- 
> Jeremy

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