[etoys-dev] Current project serialization format?

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Tue Dec 1 13:59:53 EST 2009

Quick question: What is the current project serialization format used in 
Etoys? Historically, image segments were used but I know that Yoshiki 
looked at alternatives and I don't know what the current state of 
serialization in Etoys is. Specifically I am interested in:
- Does an Etoys project file contain any sort of Manifest that states 
version dependencies? (i.e., says which version of Etoys it was created 
- Is the current Etoys project serialization format a low-level format 
(like ReferenceStream, ImageSegments etc) or a high-level format (more 
abstract description; not directly serializing bits of the underlying 
- Assuming it isn't image segment based how are scripts and script 
references implemented? Same as previously (file out for scripts, class 
vars or globals refs for references) or differently?

Thanks for any info. I haven't looked at project serialization in many 
moons so I'm definitely not up to speed here.

   - Andres

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