that's correct hfx642, I thought of it too. (one would think) if the author wanted his code known, he'd distribute the code. however, I assure you this is something between friends, no business involved. the file in this case is a one-file applet, from long ago. so I guess you see it is not like I am trying to steal someone's code. I was given the file... the applet won't work though, so I want to open the code and try to fix it.
Atanas: something tells me you are just advertising this product. if you give this as answer on a current or active topic, no problem, but if you revive several old threads just to promote this decompiler, it seems a bit obvious to what you're doing.