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by PurpleGurl
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: USB initial plug and play support wine
Replies: 7
Views: 2222

Re: USB initial plug and play support wine

A group of people expecting something is not an order. You can expect all day, but that doesn't have to affect who is being expected from at all. A whole lot of people have been expecting ROS to be ready for a long time. So it is just an ideal. One's own expectation is an internal thing that does no...
by PurpleGurl
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run
Replies: 18
Views: 2612

Re: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run

I took the "should" as a hypothetical ideal. I didn't see anyone attempting to order others around. Just because things should be a certain way, it doesn't mean they are, but it is nice to dream. Of course, it is best to apply the "should" to oneself. If you want to see a component ready in a year, ...
by PurpleGurl
Fri May 31, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run
Replies: 18
Views: 2612

Re: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run

If we want to get technical, what he said is true already.... in many ways, it is mostly complete. But the last 10-20 percent takes the longest. So it might be just "mostly complete" for years to come.
by PurpleGurl
Wed May 29, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Programs that heavily rely on NT 6.x APIs list
Replies: 21
Views: 2785

Re: Programs that heavily rely on NT 6.x APIs list

However, ROS is gong beyond just misreporting the version. They already are using some NT 6 APIs due to Wine. They didn't want to keep having to rewrite a number of parts in Wine, so better to just give it what it needs. So some NT 6 API support is already here. The devs said in other places that th...
by PurpleGurl
Wed May 29, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Programs that heavily rely on NT 6.x APIs list
Replies: 21
Views: 2785

Re: Programs that heavily rely on NT 6.x APIs list

Actually, instead of a "shim," it would be a real Vista/7+ API. Since programs can be confused by the presence of newer APIs than reported, ROS will simply supply the missing APIs on demand. The files involved might be given different names and then proxied to use whatever API set requested. And the...
by PurpleGurl
Wed May 29, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Programs that heavily rely on NT 6.x APIs list
Replies: 21
Views: 2785

Re: Programs that heavily rely on NT 6.x APIs list

There seems to be a misunderstanding here and a misuse of "shims." The idea is to have actual API sets that will work with the newer programs. A shim almost implies adding stubs or tweaking parameters to fool the program into running. So instead of adding fake APIs to trick anything, real APIs will ...
by PurpleGurl
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Building new systems with ReactOS?
Replies: 17
Views: 1345

Re: Building new systems with ReactOS?

Yeah, that's the rub. The time is ripe but ReactOS isn't.
by PurpleGurl
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have had enough
Replies: 17
Views: 14074

Re: I have had enough

And in the common abbreviation (OM_) the G on the end can mean "Goodness," not the name of any deity. So why not give the benefit of the doubt and not automatically assume they are using God's name in vain? And when I was a teen, I nearly got in trouble with my parents for using "G*lly Molly" becaus...
by PurpleGurl
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Mattermost - up or down for you?
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Mattermost - up or down for you?

It works fine for me.
by PurpleGurl
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Upload filters
Replies: 44
Views: 6173

Re: Upload filters

Yes, of course, if you want kill the project. The US laws are worst than EU. Yes and no. You wouldn't likely kill it, and the project tries to stay US compliant. The copyright laws are tougher here to an extent, but the project doesn't violate them. I think there was once a US branch of ReactOS. Bu...
by PurpleGurl
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Should I make a Pinball game for ReactOS?
Replies: 41
Views: 12567

Re: Should I make a Pinball game for ReactOS?

I don't see what would be wrong with including ROS artwork in a game, though I don't know what the foundation would think due to trademark issues, at the least, include a disclaimer statement about who owns the trademark... ("ReactOS and the ReactOS 'planet' logo are registered trademarks of the Rea...
by PurpleGurl
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Should I make a Pinball game for ReactOS?
Replies: 41
Views: 12567

Re: Should I make a Pinball game for ReactOS?

On game engines, you might want to do more research. A pinball game is more open ended. It isn't like a first person shooter where it is an established format. Or even adventure games, though using such limits the scope of the play. So if you use a game engine, you are at the mercy of finding one th...
by PurpleGurl
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Should I make a Pinball game for ReactOS?
Replies: 41
Views: 12567

Re: Should I make a Pinball game for ReactOS?

Instead of using code to make one, I would use a game engine. Well, I am not sure that is applicable to arcade style games. Game engines mostly apply to First Person Shooter games. If we wanted to include a Doom-like game, it is easy to get some version of the Quake engine or a 3rd party open sourc...
by PurpleGurl
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Should I make a Pinball game for ReactOS?
Replies: 41
Views: 12567

Re: Should I make a Pinball game for ReactOS?

Justin, Thank you for the missing pieces. IA-64 changes things. --- Also, again, maybe another way to get a pinball is if some of us decide to write one. As suggested before, there are open source pinball games. So if someone could work on one of those and make it reasonably look and feel like the o...