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by Wierd
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Partition aligment
Replies: 19
Views: 8566

Re: Partition aligment

We can probably get by with EXT3/4 and abuse the RAID feature set on eMMC/SD/NAND, much like how proper alignment and filesystem structure size is done on linux by doing the same. Basically, when you create the file system, you tell it some seemingly absurd stuff about how it is a raid device with o...
by Wierd
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Partition aligment
Replies: 19
Views: 8566

Re: Partition aligment

Systems with eMMC storage (cloudbooks, converted chromebooks, tablets, etc) also have issues with partition alignment, as in those cases you have flash erase block alignment related issues. Traditional HDDs expect 512 byte sectors, but the sector size on flash storage chips is closer to something be...
by Wierd
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Support
Topic: ReactOS on a Chomebook?
Replies: 9
Views: 17675

Re: ReactOS on a Chomebook?

I know this is a moldy old topic, but I am also curious. There have been developments on opening up chromebooks, even though they have some very non-standard hardware inside them. Take for instance, the support for full bios replacements on many models, via coreboot (and the maintained easy install ...
by Wierd
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: You guys need to speed up the development of ReactOS
Replies: 51
Views: 25024

Re: You guys need to speed up the development of ReactOS

Forgive me if I am wrong, but I recall the following events transpiring for ReactOS Foundation's legal filing happening in Russia: Previous project maintainer steps down, and Alexey is chosen as the new maintainer. At the time, there had been several attempts to legally file ReactOS's org in the US ...
by Wierd
Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: You guys need to speed up the development of ReactOS
Replies: 51
Views: 25024

Re: You guys need to speed up the development of ReactOS

Indeed. I was under the impression that ReactOS is international in terms of its "Location", with only legal ties to certain countries in terms of "Location of incorporation", and then only out of necessity or convenience. ReactOS is physically hosted wherever it is easiest to manage, IIRC. It is th...
by Wierd
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: tmpfs support
Replies: 24
Views: 13461

Re: tmpfs support

A server will gain NOTHING from a temp folder in RAM... Not true, but it has to be more than JUST a ramdisk. Take for instance, the speedup seen when using zram for swap on linux boxes hosting databases, or with ram-constrained installs (like in a Raspberry Pi). Similar improvements would turn up u...
by Wierd
Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 32 vs 64 bit OS
Replies: 8
Views: 5973

Re: 32 vs 64 bit OS

At my work (engineering dept at aircraft plant), we use high end drafting software on windows boxes. Specifically Dassault Systemes Catia and Unigraphics. The 64bit version of catia is hands-down better/faster in my experience than the 32bit flavor, especially when dealing with very complicated NURB...
by Wierd
Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: my biggest question, direct x, and will gaming be....
Replies: 15
Views: 10367

Re: my biggest question, direct x, and will gaming be....

unfortunately, adding support for 16bit apps would require writing an entire subsystem, pretty much. Specifically, the WOW16 subsystem. (Stands for Windows on Windows). This system on real windows NT makes system calls to NTVDM, which does some magic to create a v86 session, and then twunks and thun...
by Wierd
Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Mention of ReactOS in WineHQ forum
Replies: 23
Views: 10177

Sadly, Reactos has had problems of this sort for a VERY long time, and Wine was suspicious of us for a long time before the bombshell dropped that induced the audit. (Those problems being that people dont want attention being taken away from their linux based projects, who feel that FOSS == Linux, a...
by Wierd
Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS & File systems
Replies: 17
Views: 8485

I was under the impression that once ReactOS's cache manager got fixed (been some time working on THAT one!) that it could then use a MS NTFS.SYS and friends to support NTFS volumes. Otherwise it would only work with the EXT2 driver. I was also under the impression that EXT2/3 volumes needed some co...
by Wierd
Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: "React16" and "React98" concepts Viable?
Replies: 49
Views: 21441

16bit reactos? Eww. No. Not even I will stoop so low. I am a bit saddened that later version of ROS need a pentium class or better. I REALLY wanted to profile ReactOS on a "Super low end 486" I have sitting around drawing dust against NT4-- and or-- to run Apache Webserver under ROS on same said ant...
by Wierd
Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS Web Hosting
Replies: 6
Views: 4239

....Depends........ I remember how poorly ROS's TCP/IP stack was in the past. While I am sure it is better now, I am sure there are unpleasantries lurking beneath still waters someplace. The most I would expect out of a ROS BOX right now would be testing and prototyping applications; An FTP or HTTP ...
by Wierd
Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: When ReactOS 0.5 Released
Replies: 16
Views: 10429

I need a fully functional production level, or near production level win32 that doesnt bombard me with genuine checks every 5 seconds when you want to install updates. I for one, refuse to upgrade to XP, let ALONE the Orwellian horror known as Windows Vista. As a result of my eye-candy predjudices, ...
by Wierd
Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Games like Warcraft II BNE...
Replies: 7
Views: 5203

This is not surprising, considering that they use these games as test cases for their directdraw implementation. IIRC, the way WINE is developed is: X application needs XXX feature, and makes a call XXX way-- so we implement it as such... As opposed to the Reactos manner, which is: XXX feature is de...
by Wierd
Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ROS and Flash Hard Drive?
Replies: 9
Views: 6284

About flash write life expectancies: I seem to remember reading that this depends heavily on the actual type of flash memory involved. I remember reading about a nano-mechanical flash memory device that used specially doped carbon nanotubes that mechanically flexed to bridge connections, rather than...