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by PurpleGurl
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Re: Mascot for ReactOS
Replies: 133
Views: 95882

Re: Re: Mascot for ReactOS

Yeah, agreed, wait until it is more stable. That would change the type of mascot too I think. Right now, a fast but clumsy amputee or anorexic girl on her cell phone, who isn't that pretty might be appropriate. In other words, someone who isn't all there and who'd crash into things. Maybe we can wor...
by PurpleGurl
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: TheRegister: "ReactOS ‘a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernel’ claims Microsoft kernel engineer"
Replies: 17
Views: 1106

Re: TheRegister: "ReactOS ‘a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernel’ claims Microsoft kernel engineer"

So a "news" outlet picks up what was said on Quora, a Q&A site that I believe from firsthand experience supports defamation against certain groups of people, and censorship. In the interest of fair disclosure, I was banned from Quora because I dared to question the status quo and establishment views...
by PurpleGurl
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How does Microsoft's patent on the taskbar affect ReactOS?
Replies: 31
Views: 12166

Re: How does Microsoft's patent on the taskbar affect ReactO

jimtabor wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:39 am
No, plus it would not hold up in court.
Plus it just expired today if I am reading it right.
by PurpleGurl
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project
Replies: 16
Views: 1008

Re: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Yeah, it would only be good if we can reasonably offer them a platform within a reasonable time. Otherwise, they'd be Linux-only before we are ready to be of use.
by PurpleGurl
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Open source DirectX?
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

Re: Open source DirectX?

Yes, a native DirectX would be nice, but we run into the problem like in the mouse fable. A bunch of mice were tired of running from the cat. They formed a committee to figure out what could be done. Someone finally suggested that one of the mice should hang a bell on the cat's collar. Then the lead...
by PurpleGurl
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run
Replies: 18
Views: 1127

Re: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run

"Expect" does NOT imply that you are giving orders! I can say "I expect Windows 12 to suck even worse than Windows 10" but that doesn't mean that I want Microsoft to make it happen. Thank you. I think many of us would expect Windows 14 or whatever their next thing after that will be called to suck ...
by PurpleGurl
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Open source DirectX?
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

Re: Open source DirectX?

Reactions wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:55 pm
ReactOS has its own implementation called ReactX.
Yeah, but that uses OpenGL to emulate it, even though that is likely slow. Plus the memory models are different, but they do their best to fake it. We could use a true DirectX built from scratch and not dependant on other graphics libraries.
by PurpleGurl
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: USB initial plug and play support wine
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: USB initial plug and play support wine

A group of people expecting something is not an order. You can expect all day, but that doesn't have to affect who is being expected from at all. A whole lot of people have been expecting ROS to be ready for a long time. So it is just an ideal. One's own expectation is an internal thing that does no...
by PurpleGurl
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run
Replies: 18
Views: 1127

Re: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run

I took the "should" as a hypothetical ideal. I didn't see anyone attempting to order others around. Just because things should be a certain way, it doesn't mean they are, but it is nice to dream. Of course, it is best to apply the "should" to oneself. If you want to see a component ready in a year, ...
by PurpleGurl
Fri May 31, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run
Replies: 18
Views: 1127

Re: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run

If we want to get technical, what he said is true already.... in many ways, it is mostly complete. But the last 10-20 percent takes the longest. So it might be just "mostly complete" for years to come.
by PurpleGurl
Wed May 29, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Programs that heavily rely on NT 6.x APIs list
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Programs that heavily rely on NT 6.x APIs list

However, ROS is gong beyond just misreporting the version. They already are using some NT 6 APIs due to Wine. They didn't want to keep having to rewrite a number of parts in Wine, so better to just give it what it needs. So some NT 6 API support is already here. The devs said in other places that th...
by PurpleGurl
Wed May 29, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Programs that heavily rely on NT 6.x APIs list
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Programs that heavily rely on NT 6.x APIs list

Actually, instead of a "shim," it would be a real Vista/7+ API. Since programs can be confused by the presence of newer APIs than reported, ROS will simply supply the missing APIs on demand. The files involved might be given different names and then proxied to use whatever API set requested. And the...
by PurpleGurl
Wed May 29, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Programs that heavily rely on NT 6.x APIs list
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Programs that heavily rely on NT 6.x APIs list

There seems to be a misunderstanding here and a misuse of "shims." The idea is to have actual API sets that will work with the newer programs. A shim almost implies adding stubs or tweaking parameters to fool the program into running. So instead of adding fake APIs to trick anything, real APIs will ...
by PurpleGurl
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Building new systems with ReactOS?
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: Building new systems with ReactOS?

Yeah, that's the rub. The time is ripe but ReactOS isn't.