I haven't looked really closely at the 1.5 stuff yet, but from what I've read/heard, you no longer have to run rmic to create stubs - as long as you only plan to use RMI between 1.5 and higher JVMs... 1.5 JVMs can now create the stubs dynamically. If you're going to talk to pre-1.5 JVMs, though, you still have to create stubs to send to those clients. And you still have to run rmiregistry, no matter what version you are using (Unless I'm really behind times in my information on 1.5 )
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