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by jcalvarez
Tue May 03, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ROS GSOC: TCP/IP driver based on lwIP
Replies: 5
Views: 3505

Re: ROS GSOC: TCP/IP driver based on lwIP

Well, reworking code that was designed with single thread in mind to be thread-safe can be a daunting task, often ending in a full re-write. I'm not familiar with the current tcp/ip stack in ROS, but would not something derivated from *BSD a better match?

Regards,

Jose
by jcalvarez
Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ROS GSOC: TCP/IP driver based on lwIP
Replies: 5
Views: 3505

ROS GSOC: TCP/IP driver based on lwIP

Hi, Are we sure this is a good idea? It is a very simplistic TCP/IP stack, great for small embedded projects ( I have used some earlier versions), but not sure it is good for a full blown OS. From the API description: "The socket API is a compatibility API for existing applications, currently i...
by jcalvarez
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: The Linux Unified Kernel
Replies: 83
Views: 69437

Re: The Linux Unified Kernel

MazeMage: The ReactOs goal is different from the LUK goals. ReactOS goal is to be a full 100% NT kernel clone, including internal structures, APIs etc. Application and driver compatibility is obtained as a result of the main goal. LUK goal is to run windows applications, using a modified linux kerne...
by jcalvarez
Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Sinking Into Oblivion
Replies: 18
Views: 8970

Re: Sinking Into Oblivion

I do not really understand why people are so upset about the lack of releases. Creating a windows clone is not a trivial task, look at Wine, I played with it in 1996, under FreeBSD 1.1.5, and it was horrible. They had their first official release 12 years later, 2008, and guess what, it is a very su...
by jcalvarez
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: MSVC Compiler Support
Replies: 61
Views: 32688

Re: MSVC Compiler Support

Agreed, boring. The fact is, there is nothing wrong by using MSVC, and it is indeed the best debugging tool out there, I have used many embedded IDEs, and nothing comes near MSVC debugging tools. Also, as somebody mentioned before, it really helps to catch bugs and badly designed code when you port ...
by jcalvarez
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: MSVC Compiler Support
Replies: 61
Views: 32688

Re: MSVC Compiler Support

Haos wrote: "...GCC is Linux
Haos,

GCC is _not_ Linux. It is a bunch of source code that you can compile for almost any platform, provided you have a suitable compiler and set of libraries, and resulting in a C/C++ compiler.

Regards,

Jose
by jcalvarez
Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: MSVC Compiler Support
Replies: 61
Views: 32688

Re: MSVC Compiler Support

In fact, I challenge someone to find me 5 popular open source applications for Windows which aren't built with Visual Studio
1) GCC
2) MAKE
3) GDB
4) LD
5) AS

All using mingw32 :mrgreen:
by jcalvarez
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS for ARM
Replies: 5
Views: 5198

ReactOS for ARM

Hi,

I know there is an ongoing effort to port ReactOS to the ARM architecture, is there any place I can get some information, like status, which hardware can be used etc?

Thanks,

Jose
by jcalvarez
Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Translating the BSOD
Replies: 32
Views: 13562

Re: Translating the BSOD

While I agree that it may be unfair to other languages, the reality is that most of the technical resources (human, literature etc) working on computing technologies use English, and the last thing you want is the same error being interpreted different ways because of translation issues. At least in...
by jcalvarez
Tue May 12, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Different distros of ReactOS?
Replies: 76
Views: 32801

Re: Different distros of ReactOS?

Hi, I believe the potential problem with ReactOS distros is way smaller than in Linux. The main difference is that Linux is just a kernel, it cannot do anything without all the environment that includes different GUIs etc. In this matter RIOS is closer to a complete system, you get a GUI and other c...
by jcalvarez
Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS code found in Windows 7
Replies: 14
Views: 5288

Re: ReactOS code found in Windows 7

Hi vicmarcal,

No problems, in general it was a good one, It got me interested, I would really love to see our cuban hackers finding GPL'd code in MS stuff :)

Salu2

Jose
by jcalvarez
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS code found in Windows 7
Replies: 14
Views: 5288

Re: ReactOS code found in Windows 7

Hi vicmarcal,

What is wrong with Cuban researchers? I'm a Cuban, a former researcher, and kinda resent that comment :)

Regards,

Jose

PS: Unless that was another april 1 joke...