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by silverblade
Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: compile a version of ReactOS to use the Knoppix kernel?
Replies: 17
Views: 6523

Effectively, if we were using a Linux kernel, we would be... Linux + WINE. :lol:
by silverblade
Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: compile a version of ReactOS to use the Knoppix kernel?
Replies: 17
Views: 6523

Knoppix is a Linux distro. ReactOS uses the NT architecture, by design - regardless of any alleged flaws it may have. If you want ReactOS without the NT bit underneath, why not just use WINE on Knoppix? People use Windows. People are familiar with it. Whilst I use Linux myself, I doubt a lot of the ...
by silverblade
Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Mention of ReactOS in WineHQ forum
Replies: 23
Views: 10384

Hardly. There was a lot of discussion on the matter, and a lot of talk on how to ensure things are done cleanly, when the audit began. The audit will never be finished - it's an ongoing process. Otherwise it's like saying "this food is fresh" and then walking away from it and leaving it for several ...
by silverblade
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: IMPORATANT! - Compatibility features ReactOS needs
Replies: 12
Views: 7440

I'm pretty sure that's a codec's responsibility. Again, I've not come across anything that actually uses ADPCM. "Some older apps" must be extremely old . I've only toyed around with it via Cool Edit and that was a good few years back. We need sound hardware support and the core APIs in place for the...
by silverblade
Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: IMPORATANT! - Compatibility features ReactOS needs
Replies: 12
Views: 7440

Raw PCM .wav files (which a majority of them are) don't require a codec.

Anyway, all of these features I'm sure will be implemented in time, considering this is an alpha-state OS still you can't expect miracles to happen overnight.
by silverblade
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: IMPORATANT! - Compatibility features ReactOS needs
Replies: 12
Views: 7440

Nope, MCI is a high-level wrapper around WinMM. MCI is not required for interaction with drivers.
by silverblade
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: IMPORATANT! - Compatibility features ReactOS needs
Replies: 12
Views: 7440

Re: IMPORATANT! - Compatibility features ReactOS needs

:arrow: Fully working MCI (Multimedia Control interface) This is needed as many applications access this directly to play sounds(this is not often used for video anymore) Also, these MCI device drivers will be needed: - ActiveMovie - (this originally came with windows 95, and is still in windows to...
by silverblade
Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Network support in KVM
Replies: 2
Views: 5308

Actually it's not Keyboard/Video/Mouse in this instance - it's some form of kernel-mode virtualisation. This caught me out originally, as well :lol:
by silverblade
Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Network support in KVM
Replies: 2
Views: 5308

Network support in KVM

It seems quite a few people are trying ReactOS out under KVM in Linux. I've not tried this myself but since a few people have asked in the IRC channel, figured it'd be worth mentioning here... If you find that your network card is being detected as an rtl-8029(AS) despite KVM emulating an rtl8139, a...
by silverblade
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Is Splashtop Linux Going To Killl Reactos?
Replies: 15
Views: 9165

ReactOS is to be used in places where Windows is used. If some Linux distro wipes out both, then so be it. But I hardly think that, whilst Windows applications exist, this is going to happen. ReactOS provides a compatible environment for Windows drivers and applications. Perhaps I'll avoid people pi...
by silverblade
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Is Splashtop Linux Going To Killl Reactos?
Replies: 15
Views: 9165

Again - why would this kill ReactOS? How many "average joe" PC users would be more willing to install Linux than Windows? Large corporations probably would go for a Microsoft solution simply because it "just works". You buy it, you install it, it's pretty much a point-and-click affair. No having to ...
by silverblade
Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Is Splashtop Linux Going To Killl Reactos?
Replies: 15
Views: 9165

Why would this kill ReactOS? The entire purpose of ReactOS existing, is to ultimately allow people to replace their Windows installations with ReactOS. Considering I use Linux for video editing, web and chat, plus a couple of games, but Windows for audio/music creation, there's no "big stuff" or "li...
by silverblade
Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Win32 independence
Replies: 14
Views: 8408

Whats the point when it would only break compatibility with windows applications. In my mind it is better to leave it as a redundancy for the sake of compatibility. 1. to (more or less) remove the possibility of having windows viruses 2. to reduce the potential system size (think, embedded) 3. to r...
by silverblade
Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: File systems for FTP, HTTP, archives
Replies: 73
Views: 47287

FTP support authentication, though I want to point out that where FTP is used (mostly Internet) encryption is not needed. It seems people who spoke about security here did not understand what I am suggesting. They think I suggest to modify FTP protocol. Do you consider the same for online monetary ...
by silverblade
Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS Audio Service
Replies: 19
Views: 12616

KS.SYS, PORTCLS.SYS are stubbed, mostly. SYSAUDIO.SYS doesn't exist (or if it does, it doesn't do anything.) The audio service is responsible for providing a list of audio devices to the MME API component, of which WaveOut is a part of, yes. I don't recall anyone commenting that it is deprecated. It...