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by PurpleGurl
Fri May 13, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Thinstuff Summer of Code 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2191

Re: Thinstuff Summer of Code 2011

Thank you for straightening me out here. I am fairly new to this side of things. I am not a Linux user, and those don't know all the names of all the versions out there. At any rate, it is good to see that others are using Google's concept and supporting Open Source. Still, we should get the word ou...
by PurpleGurl
Thu May 12, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: We choose to go to ReactOS 1.0
Replies: 10
Views: 20233

Re: We choose to go to ReactOS 1.0

Well, if it takes us until 2019, then it will only have taken us 23 years to hit 1.0. What's even more sad is that a year later Microsoft will still be supporting an OS it released in 2001. Anyone know how long they're supporting IE6? lol ...And when that day comes, and I burn that 1.0 disk... "Tha...
by PurpleGurl
Thu May 12, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which your favorite programming language??
Replies: 48
Views: 44487

Re: Which your favorite programming language??

BASIC. Such as in QBASIC. Yeah, you can dissent if you like. But for the purpose of its existence, I find it brilliant, namely to quickly create or understand rather small programs. I'm not saying you can make Office in it. But I am saying that most people do not want to make Office anyway. I once ...
by PurpleGurl
Thu May 12, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Thinstuff Summer of Code 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2191

Re: Thinstuff Summer of Code 2011

This sounds interesting. It would be nice if they could help us. We have about 13 ideas GSOC is not helping us with, and there are other areas that could use help like stability, file systems, etc. The FreeRDP idea of GDI acceleration might be of some value to us.
by PurpleGurl
Thu May 12, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What if...
Replies: 11
Views: 5868

Re: What if...

Windows 95? You mean, no USB support, no real .net, no IE, Chrome or FF support (officially), unstable, unable to support large drives before R2, etc etc. He wrote as stable , not as featureful... In some ways, Windows 95 was more stable than Windows 98. Windows 98 was more compatible with things a...
by PurpleGurl
Mon May 09, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Wine's X Window System dependency
Replies: 19
Views: 6937

Re: Wine's X Window System dependency

You would have to find someone willing to do said work. So true. What coding experience I had is not relevant, since it was real mode programming in Quick Basic and Turbo Assembler. Maybe I should learn how to code in C or C++, but I don't know where to begin, and particularly not for protected mod...
by PurpleGurl
Sun May 08, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Wine's X Window System dependency
Replies: 19
Views: 6937

Re: Wine's X Window System dependency

MS' solution to this problem is basically to have some code detect 16bit installers and accommodate only them. I see no issue doing something similar, assuming a dev was ever interested enough to bother. If we are going that far, then I see no reason not to write a thunker for older apps. If there ...
by PurpleGurl
Sat May 07, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [SUGGESTION] Target Business Desktops?
Replies: 16
Views: 7465

Re: [SUGGESTION] Target Business Desktops?

I guess if we did want to satisfy those waning a pre-packaged, full-featured OS, we could have a plain version and an enhanced version, and in the enhanced release, add in the most common utilities of the sort you'd find in Windows and give check boxes on what you want before installing. If Reactos...
by PurpleGurl
Fri May 06, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [SUGGESTION] Target Business Desktops?
Replies: 16
Views: 7465

Re: [SUGGESTION] Target Business Desktops?

3) We (users) could provide testing results for freeware/OSS essentials apps (maybe to be included with the OS, to provide a full start business desktop. eg. archive manager, pdf viewer, office suite, internet browser, mail browser, PIM manager, etc.) Monopoly like MS? In every ROS system for examp...
by PurpleGurl
Thu May 05, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request
Replies: 242
Views: 102184

Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

JesperL wrote:Well usually in the computer world everything doesn't need to be spelled the same way if an other meaning is applied.
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But the acronym might be a bit off so feel free to find an better.
Or how about WIRE? Wine Implemented Reactos Enhancement.
by PurpleGurl
Tue May 03, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Transparent locale-per-application support idea
Replies: 4
Views: 4264

Re: Transparent locale-per-application support idea

Couldn't it be possible to make whatever modules/DLLs involved to reset without rebooting the whole machine? Or what about the user switching? Couldn't someone have user profiles in different languages? Then they could load a new user instance and switch between them, having desktops in whatever lan...
by PurpleGurl
Tue May 03, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: System Restore
Replies: 10
Views: 3581

Re: System Restore

I do see the need to keep the MS behavior, at least outwardly, since quite a few applications use the System Restore APIs. We don't need to do it the same way, since applications are blind to how the sets are stored. The applications only need the service there, and with compatible APIs, from what I...
by PurpleGurl
Mon May 02, 2011 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: is this thing stable?
Replies: 21
Views: 7660

Re: is this thing stable?

There is no GSoC project for NTFS. But it doesn't mean they can't try it. While the list of projects is a starting point, those who have skills in more valuable areas are free to use them there. It is true that before selection someone could have proposed to do NTFS as a gsoc project. Though the pr...
by PurpleGurl
Mon May 02, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ROS GSOC: TCP/IP driver based on lwIP
Replies: 5
Views: 3455

Re: 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 it is...
by PurpleGurl
Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: is this thing stable?
Replies: 21
Views: 7660

Re: is this thing stable?

There is no GSoC project for NTFS. But it doesn't mean they can't try it. While the list of projects is a starting point, those who have skills in more valuable areas are free to use them there. My own coding skills are not usable for Reactos programming. I was once a QB programmer and a real mode ...