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New to the list, some questions ...

Frank Schruefer writes:
 > Hello,
 > I'm Frank Schruefer from Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany.
 > At the moment I'm trying to get axis compiled/linked as an so.
 > It happened that it uses swing/JTextArea for it's tcpmon tool
 > so I started to write a dummy class according to sun's JavaTM
 > 2 Platform, Standard Edition, v 1.4.2 API Specification.
 > One fix stacked onto the other and I invested quite some time
 > already writing prototypes and also some modifications and en-
 > hancements to existing libjava code. No end in sight yet ;-)
 > I'd like to contribute this work to gcj/FSF, so:
 > Should I ask gcc/java or gnu/classpath for merging my code?
 > Is it ok that I used suns docs/specs for prototyping?

It depends on whether you entered into an agreement with Sun.  If you
did, then you may not contribute to gcj.  If you only used publicly
available docs that's fine.

 > Is this the right place to post a "bigger" patch?


 > Which options to use for diff or is there another strategy?


You (and your employer, if appropriate) need to assign copyright.
Please don't send anything until we get your paperwork done.


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