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by b4dc0d3r
Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UTF-8 Everywhere
Replies: 5
Views: 7073

Re: UTF-8 Everywhere

Thank you for your input. I prefer UTF-8 myself. I also prefer that every program I have written on the Windows platform since, IIRC, 1986, works as expected on ReactOS. So what exactly is your point? Should ReactOS behave the same as Windows (which is the goal)? Or should it do something inconsiste...
by b4dc0d3r
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: ReactOS Website discussion
Topic: about of the abandoned blogs
Replies: 2
Views: 5346

Re: about of the abandoned blogs

Most of the bloggers began because of a long wait between updates. Several people tried to provide information. At this point, most of the changes are very obscure. It does not make sense to make an update on every item that changes. The updates on the home page are your best source of information. ...
by b4dc0d3r
Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS on ARM, a niche to fill?
Replies: 13
Views: 6665

Re: ReactOS on ARM, a niche to fill?

First problem: getting ROS to run on ARM. Lots of work has been done, but I don't think it's complete. A number of core changes need to be finished, is my last understanding, for some of the ARM work to be merged. A second effort is re-targeting the version of Windows ROS intends to support. Without...
by b4dc0d3r
Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: arwinss in reactos?
Replies: 11
Views: 4132

Re: arwinss in reactos?

Do not expect it to make ReactOS magically better. Some things will be better, others will not. Whether you think it is better depends on which applications you use. Think of this as using Wine's versions of the presentation layer (user32/gdi32). This creates the user controls and allows interacting...
by b4dc0d3r
Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Read only os pro and cons
Replies: 12
Views: 5913

Re: Read only os pro and cons

You want the windows recovery console. The rest of this post is why that is true, and I'm only going beyond that first sentence because you are looking for pros and cons, and evolving your idea with new information. So here is information. A read-only partition controlled with software is not a read...
by b4dc0d3r
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Could this be a way to more dev contracts ?
Replies: 15
Views: 4209

Re: Could this be a way to more dev contracts ?

As a potential contributor, I would like to know that my contribution would be used for something I find useful, so that I can weigh the cost vs. value in deciding whether, or how much, to contribute. As a potential contributor, I would like to be able to specify "award a contract", "support infrast...
by b4dc0d3r
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Information required
Replies: 17
Views: 6040

Re: Information required

I think no one has replied because the answer is very complicated. "Windows Internals" book, probably 4th or 5th edition, would be a great place to start. Or Charles Petzold's "Programming Windows" series. This gives a basic background, since the Intel architecture (x86 / x64) and the operating syst...
by b4dc0d3r
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If microsoft goes out of busniess?
Replies: 31
Views: 26600

Re: If microsoft goes out of busniess?

Windows 2000 is not some old product that was replaced with XP or Vista or Windows 7. Many of the core concepts, and actual code, are still present in current Windows home and server versions. If they release the entire codebase, all of the code, including the stuff that powers the current versions ...
by b4dc0d3r
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: text to Donate
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

Re: text to Donate

If you mean "send a text to the number XXXXXXXX to donate" then no. It involves cooperation with wireless providers, lots of work and documentation, and in general yields very little unless massively and repeatedly spammed. Usually it is a set amount, requiring repeated texts to get to your desired ...
by b4dc0d3r
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How is it ReactOS don't get into trouble for this by Windows
Replies: 27
Views: 17381

Re: How is it ReactOS don't get into trouble for this by Win

You might be interested in InfoZip (zlib). Phil Katz wrote pkzip, which used a patented compression method. InfoZip implemented a binary-compatible library without the patent infringement. Compression and decompression are compatible, just different. You also may be interested in the Oracle / Google...
by b4dc0d3r
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: Development Help
Topic: Win32++
Replies: 13
Views: 15508

Re: Win32++

@Dominik2 My reply was to your supporting documentation, not to you. Specifically, "The points made on the "Why not MFC page" are easily refuted. My comments were in context of that page. So yes, it was perhaps a language problem. You did not understand that I was referring to the project's goals an...
by b4dc0d3r
Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Opensource file-replacements.
Replies: 20
Views: 5425

TL;DR : First, you must realize there is no spoon.

A driver's date does not say anything about its quality. If it is good enough and works, it does not need to be updated. How many of those companies did you pay for their software? Most likely you paid for the hardware, and they provided what was needed to make it functional. I'm sure they would be ...
by b4dc0d3r
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Reactos safety
Replies: 13
Views: 4537

Re: Reactos safety

If Windows implements an insecure design, such as those fixed in Windows Vista which caused many incompatibility problems, any implementation would be just as insecure. Also, Microsoft's codebase has been scrutinized by many people, both with source code and using binaries only, and bugs are still f...
by b4dc0d3r
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Can there be a better GUI?
Replies: 20
Views: 22288

Re: Can there be a better GUI?

There are plenty of shell replacements which, because they implement functionality equivalent or better than ReactOS, can replace the GUI. I have been following LiteStep for a long time, and although it has fragmented and fallen to the wayside as a result of XP themes, you can customize it any way y...
by b4dc0d3r
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Development Help
Topic: Win32++
Replies: 13
Views: 15508

Re: Win32++

This is a terrible idea. If you want to make your own application using this framework, then please do so and report any bugs. It is open source, so as long as someone is willing to debug the problems, some Win32 issues may be found and fixed. For official ReactOS development, all programming should...