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From Bill Stoddard <>
Subject Re: Java serizalization compatibility issues
Date Fri, 23 Sep 2005 12:18:25 GMT
Matt Hogstrom wrote:
> 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 
> unavoidable.
> I'd vote for the move to XML (ouch, did I say that?)
> Matt

My inclination as well. I've been scratching my head trying to understand 'why serialization?'
rather than 
nice, flat, intuitive text files. There may be a very good answer I just don't what it is.

> 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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