[ros-dev] New Webserver System

Emanuele Aliberti ea at iol.it
Sat Sep 3 11:39:22 CEST 2005

Technical answer: yes, it is (but requires a lot of work that currently 
is better we focus on finishing what we begun).

Political answer: I proposed it years ago, perhaps even from the very 
beginning (I don't remember when, I was given write access by Jason+Rex 
at the begenning of 1999), but the reply from the developers was warm. 
The reason is due, I guess, to two main reasons. a) the picture MS 
marketing made for NT. It is not seens as a standalone core plus 
subsystems, but as "Windows", a single object, a single product, a 
single piece of code. This explains why even thinking of a subsystemless 
ReactOS is, for many people,  unconceivable. But, even NT can run 
without subsystems at all: see the tect mode recovery shell Russinovich 
sells on Winternals. b) making reactos neutral, removing the points 
where the design got polluted by win32-ism is expensive in both design 
constraints and developers time.

N.B. As usual, political answers require much more words than technical 
ones and the informative content is ofter lower.

Robert Köpferl wrote:

> sounds sexy
> But is this realizable?
> Emanuele Aliberti wrote:

[summary] win32 as an optional module [/summary]

:Emanuele Aliberti

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