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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: How to deal with this kind of serialization compatibility issue?
Date Tue, 07 Mar 2006 14:58:14 GMT
I see it as an opportunity. :)

We should ask Sun what to do....  they are the "go to" people for 
compatibility questions, right?

geir


George Harley wrote:
> Thanks Chris, your experience on this matter is very welcome. Even if it 
> does make me feel a little depressed ;-)
> 
> Best regards,
> George
> 
> 
> Chris Gray wrote:
>> Hi George,
>>
>>  
>>> I wonder what lessons other class library development teams have learned
>>> in this area ?
>>>     
>>
>> I guess that our experience from Wonka can be summed up as 
>> "serialization is a PITA". Most of the time the problem can be solved, 
>> you just never know where the next one will pop up. We advise our 
>> cutomers against using serialization as a way to exchange data between 
>> VMs - use XML, use Hessian, use anything except serialization. That 
>> goes for RMI too. I guess it's easier for us to take this line in an 
>> embedded environment than in the context of, say, J2EE.
>>
>> Good luck,
>>
>> Chris
>>   
> 
> 

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