[ros-dev] Undocumented APIs
davidjohnson.johnson at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 19:41:06 CET 2006
Keep the NT 5+ compatibility.
On 1/31/06, Alex Ionescu <ionucu at videotron.ca> wrote:
> Casper Hornstrup wrote:
> >I'd like to put this amendment to the IP policy to a vote, but first
> >start with the 7 day discussion period.
> >"If an API or a particular behaviour of an API which is part of the
> >Windows(R) operating system is not publicly documented by Microsoft, then
> >the API or the particular behaviour of the API may only be implemented in
> >ReactOS if there is documentation of published software which depend on
> >API or the particular behaviour of the API, and which is not only
> >distributed with the Windows(R) operating system. The documentation must
> >available in the repository."
> >I argue that the more ReactOS differ from Windows, the harder it will be
> >prove that ReactOS is a derivative work of Windows.
> >Med venlig hilsen / best regards
> >Casper Hornstrup
> >Chief Executive Officer @ Eudicon
> >ch at eudicon.com / www.eudicon.com
> >(+45) 27 29 36 20
> >Ros-dev mailing list
> >Ros-dev at reactos.org
> I am vehemently against this idea and I think it kills any chance of
> ReactOS being an NT clone. Have we changed goals or something? I thought
> the point wasn't just to run Windows applications.. if that's all we
> care about now, then why don't we just say fuck-all to the NT
> Architecture and you guys can go and do stuff your own way...get rid of
> smss, get rid of csrss, put win32k in usermode, don't use any internal
> NT structures anymore, and hell, don't even use syscalls anymore, nobody
> depends on those.
> Best regards,
> Alex Ionescu
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