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by JPLR
Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: GDI Implementation in ReactOS vs. Wine
Replies: 8
Views: 9732

Re: GDI Implementation in ReactOS vs. Wine

Thanks Smiley,

I learned a lot thanks to your explanation.
I now have a lot of food for thought and that the best nutrient I know ;-)

JPLR
by JPLR
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: GDI Implementation in ReactOS vs. Wine
Replies: 8
Views: 9732

Re: GDI Implementation in ReactOS vs. Wine

Hi Smiley and all, Smiley: I agree with what you said, it's true that I know nothing about Arwinss except what I read in this forum. My main point was that we need another process than manually copy and translate Wine code to Reactos and I tried to show that this manual process needs years. BTW abou...
by JPLR
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: GDI Implementation in ReactOS vs. Wine
Replies: 8
Views: 9732

Re: GDI Implementation in ReactOS vs. Wine

Hi all, A few words: In Windows GDI is also in user mode so there is little difference with Wine on Linux. What is different between Linux and Windows is that WIn32.sys is in kernel mode where the X server is mostly in user mode. But even that is not really true, some minuscule parts of X are in ker...
by JPLR
Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Application rights
Replies: 7
Views: 4355

Re: Application rights

Hi Alexei, You are describing what NT security does at least at the programmatic level. It's only in UNIX/Linux that access control is controlled depending on the user (or group or whatever). A main critic of Windows security is that nobody seems to understand the extend of consequences that some sm...
by JPLR
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: OPTi 931 ISA sound cards...
Replies: 13
Views: 7999

Re: OPTi 931 ISA sound cards...

>> before you attempt to refute anything I've said...write me an algorithm in x86 assembler that reverses a string in place Politeness is a rare gift these days. You make many statements and I don't want to answer them all but those two talk to me: - As far I know open source is written either by st...
by JPLR
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Development Help
Topic: NTFS proof of concept
Replies: 8
Views: 16075

Re: NTFS proof of concept

Hallo EmuandCo, That's the claim of the site owner, it is a nice addition to Dokan but as it is a long story you have first to remember that: - Dokan uses a kernel WDM (and IFS) driver that send the calls to a given DLL in userland. In addition to DLL you can even use a Windows application but then ...
by JPLR
Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Other Windows Versions
Replies: 13
Views: 9126

Re: Other Windows Versions

In addition the Neptune build available on Internet is not original, there are modifications in it. So it's another reason to not distribute it. Anyway it's was a nice little OS, very similar to Win2K with the exception of the GUI, but without much drivers, don't expect to use it with recent hardwar...
by JPLR
Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Development Help
Topic: NTFS proof of concept
Replies: 8
Views: 16075

Re: NTFS proof of concept

Hi again, I will leave my computer for other purposes but right now I achieved to compile Dokan on my old Reactos 0.2 series kernel. Dokan for those who don't know is the mean to load a new file system implemented in a userland DLL by the mean of a special WDM driver. It's similar to Linux's FUSE. a...
by JPLR
Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: OPTi 931 ISA sound cards...
Replies: 13
Views: 7999

Re: OPTi 931 ISA sound cards...

@nute: >> Open sourcing drivers means that people can support that device long after the manufacturer has given up on it. You can do it even with binaries, people have submitted patches to binaries for many OSes since 40 years, even Reactos people have submitted binary patches to Windows security ho...
by JPLR
Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: OPTi 931 ISA sound cards...
Replies: 13
Views: 7999

Re: OPTi 931 ISA sound cards...

Hi Dark, I agree on the overall with your comment but I feel you didn't tell the full story about this sentence: >> "Linux never implemented a standard driver interface" Windows doesn't either: USB doesn't really use WDM but URB, Graphics neither use WDM, WDM itself is now on is third generation (an...
by JPLR
Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: OPTi 931 ISA sound cards...
Replies: 13
Views: 7999

Re: OPTi 931 ISA sound cards...

Hi, It's close to next new year, start afresh, launch a new megacorp that will do everything you can imagine. Oh, it's boring, hard, you could even have to speak to real humans? How disgusting! Let's start a new Sim's party where you will be the king of the computing world, and everybody will comply...
by JPLR
Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS !
Replies: 6
Views: 5764

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS !

Very true, or for example to travel through time ;-)
by JPLR
Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Remove or update the road map...
Replies: 14
Views: 8591

Re: Remove or update the road map...

Someone wrote the memory management, isn't? So this person should know how to extract the information from the page list in mm/freelist.c.
by JPLR
Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Remove or update the road map...
Replies: 14
Views: 8591

Re: Remove or update the road map...

>> To be honest there were on the latest time a lot of contributors making patches. More than ever i have seen in the time i have been in this project. Let's have a look at for example ntoskrnl/ex/sysinfo.c. It's quite stable since 6 years with lots of fake values. It's difficult to imagine a Window...
by JPLR
Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Company behind ReactOS?
Replies: 21
Views: 12874

Re: Company behind ReactOS?