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by w3seek
Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Buffer overruns...
Replies: 3
Views: 3365

Every OS is designed for a specific purpose. It's not the best choice for all applications. Windows has always been mainly a desktop OS, making the end user experience as convenient as possible. It's nowadays capable of doing a lot more than that but that doesn't mean it's the best and wisest choice...
by w3seek
Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Dont Do This ! or ?
Replies: 17
Views: 9386

Spamming is not an option and not tolerated.
by w3seek
Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Win32 independence
Replies: 14
Views: 8023

NT doesn't need win32, win32 is just a subsystem. However, pretty much 99.99% of all software is written for win32 and therefore won't run without the win32 subsystem...
by w3seek
Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Development Help
Topic: Corrected OpenTcpFile error
Replies: 2
Views: 3613

This patch is completely wrong. The code in openTcpFile() looks correct to me and your changes make no sense. Maybe the code calling openTcpFile() is wrong, but I need to know more details in order to determine the root of the problems.
by w3seek
Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS & VirtualPC v6
Replies: 12
Views: 5604

VirtualBox is by far better and more stable than qemu (even though it uses parts of qemu)...
by w3seek
Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Running CNC machine with stepper motors - will this work wit
Replies: 19
Views: 10655

Since timing is crucial in your application you might want to consider increasing it's priority. Also you should not perform the I/O in a thread servicing the GUI of your application, consider moving that code to a separate thread (with higher priority).
by w3seek
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Please remove "Microsoft" text from everywhere as
Replies: 2
Views: 2658

Thousands of applications use hardcoded registry paths that include the word "Microsoft" and even "Windows". There's no way we can remove or rename these keys.
by w3seek
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Dependency H3LL
Replies: 16
Views: 6725

On Linux, there is no registry because 100 years ago which was roughly the time when UNIX appeared, noone thought about designing anything at all. That's why configuration files are spread out all over the place and every distribution believes they should be somewhere else. And that's why every con...
by w3seek
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: C++ API
Replies: 16
Views: 6757

Matthias, unless you use a framework that provides classes to access win32 apis the use of C++ in reactos is pretty much useless. ReactOS is about implementing those APIs, and in the vast majority of those apis the use of C++ is just highly confusing and doesn't really make sense. Developing *for* w...
by w3seek
Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: winhlp32.exe needed, please help!
Replies: 7
Views: 6200

b4dc0d3r wrote:Is a .hlp viewer still needed? it should be fairly easy to parse the format and provide info to a renderer.
Maybe I could look into this, if it is not already existing.
We already have winhlp32.exe from WINE. I don't know how complete it is, though.
by w3seek
Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Abiword problem with 0.3.0
Replies: 8
Views: 5136

Re: Thanks for your effort! (just fixed that bug)

Maybe you will like to tell us (non-developers): What was the failure in the preceding versions? What did you have to change to make it function again? Was it a little thing, or did it need another 100 codelines? All this information can be found in the changesets 29967 and 29991 . But if you're no...
by w3seek
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Abiword problem with 0.3.0
Replies: 8
Views: 5136

I just fixed that bug. Try again with r29967.
by w3seek
Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: A New Hope - KDE 4 multiplatform
Replies: 62
Views: 22120

KDE will never be included in the standard ReactOS distribution. We have our own shell (explorer). If anyone wants to use KDE or any other system as the standard shell, they're free to create a distribution that includes it by default. We won't. We don't care how "cool" or "nice" it is. Period.
by w3seek
Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Development Help
Topic: New calculator for ReactOS
Replies: 82
Views: 66971

keyboard hooks are overkill...
by w3seek
Wed Jul 19, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Future of ReactOS
Replies: 4
Views: 3548

ReactOS already supports some of the new Windows Vista APIs