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by Karl
Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How will ROS handle windows version checks?
Replies: 10
Views: 5377

lieing is rarely a good idea. Say you have vista-specific apps that check for vista and call different apis accordingly? Or an XP-specific app. Or an app that has a different interface depeding on whether or not you're on a tablet PC.
by Karl
Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How will ROS handle windows version checks?
Replies: 10
Views: 5377

How will ROS handle windows version checks?

How will ReactOS handle windows version checks? I know many apps call thinks like GetSystemMetrics to get the windows version and package details. The major version (5 for xp, 6 for vista) is also checked quite often.
by Karl
Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: DirectX 10 for ROS and real XP?
Replies: 13
Views: 9130

DirectX 9.0L is a DirectX 9 compatibility layer for Vista. It has nothing to do with XP. DirectX 10 is Vista-only because it is heavily dependent on the new user-mode display driver model (WDDM). There are basically two tiers to WDDM: WDDM v1: For DirectX 9 cards WDDM v2: For DirectX 10 cards. DX10 ...
by Karl
Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Vista Aero, Linux XGL, ROS ... Any plans?
Replies: 20
Views: 10950

Actually, if you want a good example of desktop composition, take a look at OSX. OSX uses OpenGL for desktop composition (Quartz), which means you don't get drawing errors like those that appear so often on windows, yet it can be run on the vast majority of cards (GeForce MX2 or later; any AGP Radeo...