>> They've been ahead of 1.1 for almost a year. They had their own
>> serialization mechanism before Javasoft.
>Which unfortunately means they are currently incompatible with Java's
>serialization. Now they'll have to destroy the village in order to save
Oh no, nothing like that. They've been using the sacred capital-S
Javasoft Serialization since at least Alpha3. I never personally
used their homegrown version, only heard about it.
>Interesting. I thought Sun was through mucking with the JVM, but maybe
>they've only just begun.
That was just conjecture on the part of some people on the list
(well, maybe just me). I have no idea if IBM is petitioning
Javasoft to change it or not.
Definitely worth a couple of hours of play time - maybe more.
-- Mark Baker, Ottawa Ontario CANADA. Java, CORBA, OpenDoc, Beans email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.iosphere.net/~markb
Will distribute business objects for food.