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Serialization in existing ECF providers [message #631040] Tue, 05 October 2010 22:45 Go to next message
Jennifer Carlucci is currently offline Jennifer CarlucciFriend
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We're currently looking at different scenarios in which ECF could be running in our environment. One scenario that seems pretty likely is that different class levels could exist in separate JVM's. Does the current set of ECF providers offer support for this? Or would we have to guarantee that all classes are at the same level across JVM's?
We're specifically using the R-OSGi provider and were wondering what type of serialization is used - is it the standard Java serialization? In general, where can I find more information on what type of serialization is used for existing providers?

Thanks!
Re: Serialization in existing ECF providers [message #631092 is a reply to message #631040] Wed, 06 October 2010 07:20 Go to previous message
Markus Kuppe is currently offline Markus KuppeFriend
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On 10/06/2010 12:45 AM, Jennifer Carlucci wrote:
> We're currently looking at different scenarios in which ECF could be
> running in our environment. One scenario that seems pretty likely is
> that different class levels could exist in separate JVM's. Does the
> current set of ECF providers offer support for this? Or would we have to
> guarantee that all classes are at the same level across JVM's? We're
> specifically using the R-OSGi provider and were wondering what type of
> serialization is used - is it the standard Java serialization? In
> general, where can I find more information on what type of serialization
> is used for existing providers?
> Thanks!

Hi,

r-OSGi comes with a feature named Smart Serialization. Unfortunately I
could not find documentation (you might be able to find something in the
papers about r-OSGi though [0]) so you will have to study the source.
ch.ethz.iks.util.SmartObjectOutputStream is probably a good starting ground.

Markus

[0] http://r-osgi.sourceforge.net/index.html
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