JaxoDraw Serialization Plugin

A JaxoDraw plugin to serialize graphs to native (binary) java serialization format.

Go to the Downloads page to get the latest version of the plugin.

For installation instructions, see the Plugin Install site.

Why should I use this?

The binary format that this export plugin uses is (in theory) 100% compatible with the XML serialization format that is used by JaxoDraw natively. Therefore, from a functional point of view, these two methods are completely equivalent.

Why use this plugin then? There are two possible advantages:

  • it's faster, especially for large graphs.
  • the created files are smaller, especially for large graphs.

The disadvantage is that, unlike the XML serialization, it is not possible to hand-edit the created files, as they are not human-readable.