Hello John W Wilson,
We have not made any changes to the DockingManager, related to serialization in Q2 2009. Nevertheless, I did a couple of quick tests with the Save/Load methods of the DockingManager and found no problems in the xml files. We will be happy to review your application to see what is wrong - feel free to send it in a new support ticket.
The new RadDock does not offer new features, however everything else is greatly improved, including API, layouts, save/load functionality, performance, transparent logical structure, and simple access of used inner controls. We also provide a way to upgrade your existing app
to RadDock directly in Visual Studio.
We will be expecting your ticket.
the Telerik team