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by BlackRabbit
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Why Not Use "Cl.exe Link.exe" as the primary compiler?
Replies: 22
Views: 23195

Re: Why Not Use "Cl.exe Link.exe" as the primary compiler?

With CMake (plus a few patches of our own), we now can. Really? If so, I must be confused. I have been attempting to compile using the cmake method, on average, about once a week since it was first announced a few months ago. I have not yet had any success. I must be doing something wrong. Could so...
by BlackRabbit
Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS featured on OSFirstTimer
Replies: 19
Views: 10832

Re: ReactOS featured on OSFirstTimer

I never noticed that until you just told me. I went straight to Downloads each time.
by BlackRabbit
Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS featured on OSFirstTimer
Replies: 19
Views: 10832

Re: ReactOS featured on OSFirstTimer

I'm saying that, on several occasions, the following has happened: Newbie decides to try ReactOS and goes to the ReactOS home page, where he sees 0.3.14. Newbie spends time testing and experimenting with 0.3.14. Newbie comes back to ReactOS forum, or IRC and says, " I just played with ReactOS. ...
by BlackRabbit
Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS featured on OSFirstTimer
Replies: 19
Views: 10832

Re: ReactOS featured on OSFirstTimer

I used the VMware version from your main downloads page ouch. This one is very outdated. Please take a look here to get most recent builds. At least four people in the past three months have gotten bitten by using the version that is is accessible from the home page. I, myself, got bitten while doi...
by BlackRabbit
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Using linux drivers in reactos !
Replies: 57
Views: 16951

Re: Using linux drivers in reactos !

Isn't it true though, that if the ReactOS HAL, kernel, and other critical components were stable, the drivers that already exist for XP could be used?
by BlackRabbit
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Using linux drivers in reactos !
Replies: 57
Views: 16951

Re: Using linux drivers in reactos !

IMO, the biggest reason, by far, that ReactOS has not reached general use is not lack of features (drivers/applications/etc.) but lack of stability. Which of the two following aircraft would you rather fly from London to New York? A customized Boeing 777 with: 20 LCD TV''s Bose surround-sound Choice...
by BlackRabbit
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Development Help
Topic: Using Visual Studio To Build BootCD & LiveCD
Replies: 35
Views: 31853

Re: Using Visual Studio To Build BootCD & LiveCD

What is the source code from which bootsect.bin is generated, and what is the current method by which bootsect.bin is generated After getting help from zekflop , hbelusca , and Caemyr , and others, in IRC, I realized that I had my commands for pre-processing the assembly code crossed between .S and...
by BlackRabbit
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Development Help
Topic: Using Visual Studio To Build BootCD & LiveCD
Replies: 35
Views: 31853

Re: Using Visual Studio To Build BootCD & LiveCD

What is the source code from which bootsect.bin is generated, and what is the current method by which bootsect.bin is generated?
by BlackRabbit
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Development Help
Topic: Using Visual Studio To Build BootCD & LiveCD
Replies: 35
Views: 31853

Re: Using Visual Studio To Build BootCD & LiveCD

For example: reactos\reactos\boot\freeldr\bootsect 2013-03-23 08:12 PM 4,810 dosmbr.S 2013-03-23 08:12 PM 22,741 ext2.S 2013-03-23 08:12 PM 15,393 fat.S 2013-03-23 08:12 PM 20,201 fat32.S 2013-03-23 08:12 PM 17,452 fatx.S 2013-03-23 08:12 PM 28,966 isoboot.S 2013-03-23 08:12 PM 45 isobtrt.S 2013-03-...
by BlackRabbit
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Development Help
Topic: Using Visual Studio To Build BootCD & LiveCD
Replies: 35
Views: 31853

Re: Using Visual Studio To Build BootCD & LiveCD

During the build of ReactOS using any of the available methods, some assembly code must be assembled (apparently) with NASM. Where is it in the hierarchy?
by BlackRabbit
Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: windows blue (8.1)
Replies: 45
Views: 33219

Re: windows blue (8.1)

It's now clear that they want to enforce people using their new interface and that they don't understand that it is not very adapted for desktop PCs (I don't speak about tablettes or smarrtphones here), and drop the "old" interface we are all used to use. Actually, they do understand. The...
by BlackRabbit
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Using linux drivers in reactos !
Replies: 57
Views: 16951

Re: Using linux drivers in reactos !

t is far more likely to increase the amount of work and time needed because of the need to set up a translation layer and then accommodate all of the edge cases or functionality that Linux provides but does not exist in NT, or exists in an incompatible fashion. I agree. It is better to attack the p...
by BlackRabbit
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Development Help
Topic: Using Visual Studio To Build BootCD & LiveCD
Replies: 35
Views: 31853

Re: Using Visual Studio To Build BootCD & LiveCD

This clears up things. It sets my expectations. It might help to put this on the web page, as it might help others. I cannot speak/read Russian, but I saw Visual Studio today in the Russian forum, and based on the little bit that I saw, it seems that I am not the only one who was unclear about build...
by BlackRabbit
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: When will 0.3.15 release?
Replies: 114
Views: 39777

Re: When will 0.3.15 release?

Ok, this was clear. Though I indeed thought that this might be what you want I've not read this out of your posts however. :) One more thing: After having such a "bare-bones" smartphone/OS combination, where there are no virtual machines on it whatsoever, and my C/C++ application has been...
by BlackRabbit
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:43 am
Forum: Development Help
Topic: Using Visual Studio To Build BootCD & LiveCD
Replies: 35
Views: 31853

Re: Using Visual Studio To Build BootCD & LiveCD

And what happens if the person who is at the origin of the breakage doesn't know actually that he/she broke something because he/she only tested the compilation on, say, GCC, and not on VS ?! That is why it is important to know who the person is. It is a lot easier to communicate with someone when ...