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distributing org.eclipse.swt.ole.win32 jar file. [message #58370] Fri, 03 April 2009 03:32 Go to next message
padamev297 is currently offline padamev297
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org.eclipse.swt.ole.win32 has a bug.

[OLE] OLE components w/o visual representation The fix is available, see
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=68194

My plugins have dependancy on this fix.I asked the developer about when
this fix will be released.He told me that there is no such plan as per now.

So I am planning to use the patch locally and destribute the recompiled
jar file with my project specific jar files.

Can anyone guide me if I am authorised to destibute
org.eclipse.swt.ole.win32 jar file along with my installer.

-Padam
Re: distributing org.eclipse.swt.ole.win32 jar file. [message #58395 is a reply to message #58370] Fri, 03 April 2009 05:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed Merks
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Padam,

If all the changes in your version are available in the public bugzilla
then you've conformed to the specific terms of the EPL related to the
sharing of the source code of a derivative work. You're always
authorized to redistribute EPL material and to create derivative works
(the source for which you must make available under the EPL).


padamev297 wrote:
> org.eclipse.swt.ole.win32 has a bug.
>
> [OLE] OLE components w/o visual representation The fix is available, see
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=68194
>
> My plugins have dependancy on this fix.I asked the developer about
> when this fix will be released.He told me that there is no such plan
> as per now.
>
> So I am planning to use the patch locally and destribute the
> recompiled jar file with my project specific jar files.
>
> Can anyone guide me if I am authorised to destibute
> org.eclipse.swt.ole.win32 jar file along with my installer.
>
> -Padam
>
Re: distributing org.eclipse.swt.ole.win32 jar file. [message #58489 is a reply to message #58395] Thu, 09 April 2009 09:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
padamev297 is currently offline padamev297
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Thanks Ed,

Well does that mean , if I have a fix for some bug.I need to put that fix
in bugjilla before redistibuting the jar files?
Also even after putting the fix in bugjilla, is there something else I
need to do?

Padam
Re: distributing org.eclipse.swt.ole.win32 jar file. [message #58491 is a reply to message #58489] Thu, 09 April 2009 09:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed Merks
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Padam,

No, you only need to make it publicly available in some form and that's
it. Of course putting it in a bugzilla would be very nice.


padamev297 wrote:
> Thanks Ed,
>
> Well does that mean , if I have a fix for some bug.I need to put that
> fix in bugjilla before redistibuting the jar files?
> Also even after putting the fix in bugjilla, is there something else I
> need to do?
>
> Padam
>
Re: distributing org.eclipse.swt.ole.win32 jar file. [message #58505 is a reply to message #58491] Fri, 10 April 2009 05:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Ed,

I have few more doubts, :)
in the org.eclipse.swt.ole.win32 jar file, i have made three changes.

A)Change one: which is a fix for bug
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=68194
as it is allready available on the bugjilla, i can directly use it.right?

B)Change second: which is a fix for
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=10977
its not available on bugjilla , I am going to put the fix there.

C)Change third: this one is interesting here I have to make one of the
API from this jar file as public so that I can use it from outside.


For changes 1 and 2 , as far I understand putting the changes on bugjilla
will be sufficient.
But as change 3 is not for any bug and is there so that i can access the
API.
So I am not sure about what to do to include this type of changes.

Do i have permission to include changes(like 3 here).?


Also as my project's plugins make use of this jar file , like calling API
from this jar file. So do i need to make my source files open as well?


padam
Re: distributing org.eclipse.swt.ole.win32 jar file. [message #58514 is a reply to message #58505] Fri, 10 April 2009 07:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed Merks
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Padam,

Note that I'm not a lawyer so nothing I say is legal advice. More
comments below.

padamev297 wrote:
> Thanks Ed,
>
> I have few more doubts, :)
> in the org.eclipse.swt.ole.win32 jar file, i have made three changes.
>
> A)Change one: which is a fix for bug
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=68194
> as it is allready available on the bugjilla, i can directly use it.right?
Yes and the source is publicly available already...
>
> B)Change second: which is a fix for
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=10977
> its not available on bugjilla , I am going to put the fix there.
That will be appreciated. :-)
>
> C)Change third: this one is interesting here I have to make one of
> the API from this jar file as public so that I can use it from outside.
That's a trivial uninteresting change. Your one statement here
describes it entirely.
>
>
> For changes 1 and 2 , as far I understand putting the changes on
> bugjilla will be sufficient.
Yes.
> But as change 3 is not for any bug and is there so that i can access
> the API.
> So I am not sure about what to do to include this type of changes.
I see your point.
>
> Do i have permission to include changes(like 3 here).?
Absolutely you can change anything your heart might desire. The change
is so trivial, almost like adding a single newline to a file, so I
imagine you could not worry about it at all. To be more precise though,
you could just describe this tiny delta somewhere in the readme of your
distro.
>
>
> Also as my project's plugins make use of this jar file , like calling
> API from this jar file. So do i need to make my source files open as well?
No. The source you write from scratch is your own. EPL is not viral
and does not infect your own non-derivative creations.
>
>
> padam
>
Re: distributing org.eclipse.swt.ole.win32 jar file. [message #58522 is a reply to message #58514] Fri, 10 April 2009 08:01 Go to previous message
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Thanks a lot Ed.

Padam
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