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by disks86
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: / to C:\
Replies: 2
Views: 4619

Re: / to C:\

The broken paths would never reach a filter driver, path validity is checked at a much earlier level. In some scenarios, Unix-like paths will "just work", because Windows usually accepts / instead of \, and a path simply starting with \ refers to the current drive -- so /test can work as c:\test au...
by disks86
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: / to C:\
Replies: 2
Views: 4619

/ to C:\

Anyone off-hand know if it is possible to translate Linux style paths to windows style paths at the Windows level? I know someone who is moving from Linux to Windows. All of the embedded scripts in an application they use have Linux paths though so I was curious if any of you were aware of a way to ...
by disks86
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: VK9 Direct3D 9 compatibility layer using Vulkan
Replies: 3
Views: 5261

Re: VK9 Direct3D 9 compatibility layer using Vulkan

I suspect they won't need it because they should be able to use Windows drivers which should implement the needed pieces for native d3d9. I don't know what the state of Vulkan support in ReactOS is but I'd be interested to hear if anyone has tried to make this work in ReactOS.
by disks86
Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Reactos should able to run even linux application
Replies: 33
Views: 21779

Re: Reactos should able to run even linux application

I probably should have let this one go but here is my two cents anyway. At a high level I think running Linux applications fits into the "run your applications" goal and Microsoft has a Posix subsystem as others have mentioned. However I don't think it is practical or prudent to try to divert precio...
by disks86
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Why ROS will not work on NTFS/ZFS/Reiser4/whatever right now
Replies: 55
Views: 200532

Re: Why ROS will not work on NTFS/ZFS/Reiser4/whatever right

ReactOS will need NTFS support at some point for compatibility. So once it can support it, NTFS should be used so the driver can get fully tested. My justification for this thought is simply that corruption of an actual windows partition or external NTFS formatted devices like pen drives is not acce...
by disks86
Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which your favorite programming language??
Replies: 48
Views: 43811

Re: Which your favorite programming language??

I haven't posted in a while so this post is coming out of nowhere.

Anyway my favorite is C# now It used to be VB.Net but I have come to respect the strict nature of the language. I also rather like c/c++ unless the project involves a UI lol.
by disks86
Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Ring Security?
Replies: 9
Views: 8877

arg

To Z98 I was afraid it would be allot of work. But it seems like a good idea on paper so I thought I would at least throw it out there. So how does that work with user mode stuff I'm pretty sure when you make filesystem call the user code isn't aware it needs to ultimately use kernel mode to finish ...
by disks86
Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Ring Security?
Replies: 9
Views: 8877

Ring Security?

Ok, so I have been reading "Windows Internals" and in there it says that windows only uses ring 0 "Kernel mode" & ring 3 "User mode". It also says the reason for this is that some processors that were supported in the past only supported two rings for example Alpha. Now it goes on to say that calls ...
by disks86
Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Why ROS will not work on NTFS/ZFS/Reiser4/whatever right now
Replies: 55
Views: 200532

time saver

The React OS developers may not have to work on non windows file system drivers. http://www.crossmeta.com/crossmeta.html I ran across that while googling for something. They are GPL version 2 and claim to support EXT2, XFS and Reiserfs. I don't recall seeing this link in any of the posts I read abou...
by disks86
Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Bundle useful software like OpenOffice.org? Vote now!
Replies: 39
Views: 18419

DotNet

The DotNet framework isn't really extra software. thats like calling gdi extra software. It will be needed to run future windows programs. Like it or not that is where the industry is going. Trust me where I work I code in .net all day. I rarely touch c/c++ on new projects. The project seems to be a...
by disks86
Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: enhanced file saving function
Replies: 3
Views: 2751

Common Save Dialog

I think he means the common save dialog. In which case there is a way to change the favorites that appear on the left side of the menu. It is a registry setting in XP. If the save dialog works like the one in windows then making this editable should just be a matter of putting a gui somewhere that m...
by disks86
Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Development Help
Topic: Linux Driver Porting Information
Replies: 31
Views: 42465

odd

Linux drivers in assembly seems odd though. Because Linux is very portable. I mean they have versions for x86,x86_64,PowerPC, and sparc. I know they also work on many embedded or specialized devices like Xbox & some PDA type systems. I don't see how that would be possible if they were assembly unles...
by disks86
Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:24 am
Forum: Development Help
Topic: Linux Driver Porting Information
Replies: 31
Views: 42465

nope

No, I don't know assembly. I was under the impression that windows didn't support assembly drivers. Is that different in React OS or were you asking for a different reason?
by disks86
Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: Development Help
Topic: Linux Driver Porting Information
Replies: 31
Views: 42465

actually

Actually I do enjoy this type of thing although I will have to admit this is probably the hardest thing I have ever attempted. Not only do I have to learn more about how windows works but also how hardware works. However it is a little easier than I thought. I thought I would be communicating direct...
by disks86
Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Development Help
Topic: Linux Driver Porting Information
Replies: 31
Views: 42465

Point Taken

Ok, point taken this might be harder than it sounds. But what about article & book recommendations. If writing from scratch and only using the Linux driver as a reference is what I need to do I still need documentation to tell me how to write a driver. Thank you all for taking the time to reply to m...