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by Floyd
Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Design considerations
Replies: 45
Views: 17273

Re: Vorg

As a Linux user primarily I'm used to a system-wide location (/etc) where default settings are saved and individual settings files in the home directory can override those. KDE and GNOME also have the idea of registries but they have been implemented a lot better since they are collections of folde...
by Floyd
Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Design considerations
Replies: 45
Views: 17273

oiaohm wrote:Early Windows Reactor. I cannot remember what one it was either 3.11 or before. Microsoft changed to a binary format we have now because of the idea it would be faster.

*snip*
faster and fatter
by Floyd
Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Design considerations
Replies: 45
Views: 17273

Re: Vorg

You echo some of my gripes with Windows over the years and I understand what you mean to say here. I don't think there is something wrong with the idea of a registry per se but there is something very wrong when it is contained in a single, easily corrupted file in a central location not normally w...
by Floyd
Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Linux games company...
Replies: 21
Views: 16108

as far as OS/2 subsystems, the subsystems are only compliant with OS/2 1.x text mode. modern linux distributions may no longer support OS/2 (i'm not sure i haven't even seen an OS/2 application in years), but when i checked out linux in college most distributions supported a higher version of OS/2 ...
by Floyd
Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Linux games company...
Replies: 21
Views: 16108

isn't wine the whole point? you want to run windows programs so you start some other OS (linux) and then emulate windows? how much sense is in that!? just run Reactos and go straight there! I don't like windows, but that is because of faults in its implementation. I don't like linux, that is becaus...
by Floyd
Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Linux games company...
Replies: 21
Views: 16108

The one thing NT kernel was designed to run POSIX and OS/2 subsystems aside Win32. Linux kernel wasn't. nope. most, if not all, linux distributions are more POSIX compliant than Windows NT. not until a user has installed the optional services for unix does Windows become "fully" compliant (and then...
by Floyd
Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS Shell?
Replies: 40
Views: 20291

Now the question you need to ask yourself is, how much of it is to ensure backwards compatibility with 32 bit apps? probably none of it, seeing as most of those folders are labeled with 64 somewhere in there, they're probably for 64 subsystems and apps. but obviously that's just a guess at this poi...
by Floyd
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS Shell?
Replies: 40
Views: 20291

Phalanx wrote:The x64 versions have a lot more folders than that...
yeah, i've seen xp x64 and it just gets worse.
i'm not very happy with windows and that's part of the reason--which is why i was hoping that React would address this goofy situation.
by Floyd
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS Shell?
Replies: 40
Views: 20291

Hmm. Sun AND Java. Yes i know we have to use sun's java because of the MS VM lawsuit (well, that and we need java). I'm just saying it's messy and could stand some logical groupings. about 1/3 of those folders are IE related and that in itself is stupid. compare an NT4 box without IE to an XP box. ...
by Floyd
Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS Shell?
Replies: 40
Views: 20291

Windows has good structure! A ton of useless crap goes in C:\Windows, nothing useful goes in C:\Windows\System, your bootloader goes in C:\, your system stuff goes in C:\Windows\system32, your hives go in C:\Windows\System32\config, and your drivers top out at C:\Windows\System32\drivers. That is a...
by Floyd
Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS Shell?
Replies: 40
Views: 20291

FSX wrote:
Floyd wrote:i personally hate how MS just "buckshots" folders and files around everywhere.
Take a look at /System/Library.
yes but for the most part MacOS is a good example of good structure.
i still think it's something to strive for.
by Floyd
Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: WARNING: is MS-Novell going to stop us ?
Replies: 62
Views: 24907

Z98 wrote:Hardcoding is less prevalent today, but certain apps have used it in the past, including ones for NT. Case in point, Photoshop seemed to demand installation onto the C:\ drive no matter what.
yeah, i still think hard-coding is a bad idea.
by Floyd
Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS Shell?
Replies: 40
Views: 20291

And for me it`s compatibility that does maatter. You`d need to ask dev for details, but it`s because of hardcoded dirs, we are using this layout. Another thing is that i cant see why you dont like it. It`s clear enough for me. but it's not hardcoded that's the point. other than very generally; ie, ...
by Floyd
Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: WARNING: is MS-Novell going to stop us ?
Replies: 62
Views: 24907

about the only thing hard-coded into windows is the location of boot.ini, ntldr and ntoskrnl.exe (and possibly the location of the registry; but that would be set at time of system installation because you can move and rename the .\WINDOWS directory). Not even that: ntldr is on the main boot partit...
by Floyd
Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS Shell?
Replies: 40
Views: 20291

Many apps/drivers depend on those settings. We could change them in ROS. Who will then change the software, so it runs on ROS without any unexpected problems? where a file is place doesn't matter to software (it just has to be told where to look); see my other post about environment variables. it D...