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Re: [Classpathx-javamail] J2SE 5.0java.io.Serializable.serialVersionUID
Re: [Classpathx-javamail] J2SE 5.0java.io.Serializable.serialVersionUID Problem
Fri, 30 Nov 2007 09:16:12 +0000
Conrad T. Pino wrote:
> > Does this mean that we would have to use the exact serialVersionUID
> > values that Sun's API does? I'm not clear on this.
> Short answer: maybe, it depends on objectives.
> Best answer: we need independent thought cross checking the other.
> My understanding and rationale for the proposed patch is here:
> which includes IMO Sun's key statement and link back to the Sun source page
> of which the bottom 3 paragraphs apply (the single line is one paragraph).
> I made and documented multiple assumptions along the way each of which may
> lead to another outcome. Which part or parts are unclear?
OK, let's proceed on the basis that we are completely ABI-compatible
with Sun's implementation and can therefore use the same
serialVersionUID values. This would allow users to serialise using GNU
and deserialise using Sun, or vice versa.