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serializing and deserializing an object between Unix and Windows

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Experts,

I would like to produce data files that can be shared by servers implemented in Java that are running on Unix and Windows without having to fuss with endianness if possible. Is there a method/object Java provides where an object can be serialized/deserialized on a big endian platform and deserialized/serialized on a little endian platform seamlessly?

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Thanks for the help.
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>>Class version differences and/or incompatibilities will cause errors and failures.

That's actually only the case for backward compatibility. Something serialized in 1.4 will deserialize OK in 1.5
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>> That's actually only the case for backward compatibility.
Not true. Read the comments in the Swing classes for instance. No guarantees are made regarding backward or forward compatibility of any class, ever.

>> Something serialized in 1.4 will deserialize OK in 1.5
Good to know. And lucky too! :-)
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1.3 -> 1.4 is OK
1.3 -> 1.5 is OK
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