[ros-dev] Universal Kernel?

art yerkes ayerkes at speakeasy.net
Mon Sep 12 10:09:39 CEST 2005

Rick Langschultz wrote:

> I figure the reactos kernel could be ported to PowerPC; later. So 
> when reactos is stable on powerpc or another system reactos could use 
> a utility to allow reactos to run mac os x programs transparently  on 
> top of ReactOS. Or even IA-32 programs on that system also. This 
> would be reverable PPC-to-IA-32 and IA-32--to--PPC. I figure if 
> PearPC contributed code to the project with XEN and others ReactOS 
> could translate these binaries. Just a thought...
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Good ideas, but let's see some code.  Also, many of these ideas apply
generally and don't need to be reactos projects.  Running OSX binaries
on windows would involve a colinux like darwin kernel userland port,
which is quite feasible and also quite outide the scope of the reactos
project.  I'd encourage somebody to finally work on a userland mach on
windows.  Heaven knows that the win32 api is rich enough to map
virtually every mach call to a handfull of api calls.  Once you had
that, i'd expect it to take only a month or two of tinkering to get
userland darwin running.

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