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by silverblade
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fosdem 09 any news
Replies: 10
Views: 7471

Re: Fosdem 09 any news

For some reason YouTube seemed to continually think the second part of the video was "processing". I deleted it after a few days and re-uploaded it so that it works now.

Sorry about that, not sure what happened.
by silverblade
Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Win16 and DOS implementations
Replies: 27
Views: 48382

Re: Win16 and DOS implementations

Uh... Something about pirates and researchers?

Jack Sparrow walks into a library...
by silverblade
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Win16 and DOS implementations
Replies: 27
Views: 48382

Re: Win16 and DOS implementations

DOSBox does indeed use its own window, which uses SDL. I'm not actually going to be embedding parts of DosBox into ReactOS components, so don't worry. The most I'd be doing for the existing ReactOS code is making it run a specific program if a 16-bit executable is detected. This I think is how Windo...
by silverblade
Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Open source ESD driver for NT
Replies: 1
Views: 2738

Re: Open source ESD driver for NT

Looks interesting, although it doesn't appear to have been maintained for several years now. Not sure how well it'd work? I'll take a further look at some point to see if it'd be a useful thing to include (haven't checked its licence or reviewed the documentation much yet) but provided it's still co...
by silverblade
Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: recomendation of computer requirements
Replies: 11
Views: 5128

Re: recomendation of computer requirements

encoded, chill out :wink: - gmcomputers just asked some questions. And yeah we do aim for binary compatibility, but that's our aim, not an indication of how much is supported at this stage. But of course, we accept bug reports, and patches. So if anyone wants to try drivers out and file bug reports ...
by silverblade
Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Win16 and DOS implementations
Replies: 27
Views: 48382

Re: Win16 and DOS implementations

Taking a step back from the technical details, is there a real need to have such compatibility? Aside from the bug mentioned previously, some people may want to run old 16-bit apps generally. And it seems like an interesting thing to do / a good challenge. Besides, since when was anything open-sour...
by silverblade
Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Win16 and DOS implementations
Replies: 27
Views: 48382

Re: Win16 and DOS implementations

I would suggest using a virtual machine or emulator dedicated to each specific system. There's no benefit in having a single VM that can be PC, C64, Amiga, Genesis or anything like that - each one is entirely different so they would ultimately need to be developed individually. Systems are made up o...
by silverblade
Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 0.3.8 Released
Replies: 6
Views: 36577

Re: 0.3.8 Released

There's also a "hybrid CD" ISO image available here: http://stuff.silverblade.co.uk/reactos/ReactOS-Hybrid-V3.7z I made this for our CDs handed out at FOSDEM '09, and it features: - Run from CD / Install to hard drive (boot menu options) - RosBE 1.4 for Windows (plus current UNIX version.) - Source ...
by silverblade
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Linux based Reactos
Replies: 23
Views: 19377

Re: Linux based Reactos

As has already been said, ReactOS is intended to be an open-source alternative to Windows NT/2000/XP/etc... It follows the architecture as closely as possible, in order to achieve maximum compatibility. So, we have our own kernel, and we do use some parts of WINE that do not depend on Linux. Persona...
by silverblade
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Win16 and DOS implementations
Replies: 27
Views: 48382

Re: Win16 and DOS implementations

Well, to be honest, I'm trying to keep it simple. Allowing a DOS app direct access to the hardware under NT pretty much undermines the stability offered by the NT architecture. So no, you wouldn't be able to flash the BIOS of your machine, nor would you be able to directly access the hardware of the...
by silverblade
Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Win16 and DOS implementations
Replies: 27
Views: 48382

Re: Win16 and DOS implementations

I've been looking into using DosBox to provide 16-bit support. This relies upon SDL for video/sound/keyboard/network/CDROM support, and whilst I managed to get the CPU core and some very basic parts to build successfully, it's not very useful because you can't see or use it. :lol: Several developers...
by silverblade
Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: OMG
Replies: 28
Views: 10656

Re: OMG

Personally, I'd prefer it if the whole thing were written in C++. I find object-oriented code easier to understand the structure of and generally feel it to be more pleasant to work with. I mean, Windows even uses objects internally, but uses its own system for handling the objects. It'd feel more n...
by silverblade
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: windows 7 beta
Replies: 44
Views: 26824

Re: windows 7 beta

I love the animated new startup screen.

Not too keen on the Mac-like dock taskbar. It looks a bit out of place, literally like someone saw a Mac and then shoehorned the dock into the Windows taskbar.

The idea of "libraries" is quite cool.
by silverblade
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: In what ways will ReactOS change the IT industry in the fut?
Replies: 8
Views: 5000

Re: In what ways will ReactOS change the IT industry in the fut?

NDIS Wrapper looks like a Linux utility for loading Windows wireless device drivers.
I'm not sure what relevance that has to the thread?
by silverblade
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: In what ways will ReactOS change the IT industry in the fut?
Replies: 8
Views: 5000

Re: In what ways will ReactOS change the IT industry in the fut?

Regarding the only "con" point currently quoted, do not forget that there are many hosting companies who use Linux on their servers, Linux itself does not come with support, yet many distros come with some form of support. Technically it should be possible for an MS qualified person to deal with a R...