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Wayland gives ReactOS new life?

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:52 pm
by jeff.sadowski
I am a long time linux user and am getting disgusted with wayland and the changing desktop environment. No longer supporting remote connections or screen capturing without going through the desktop. I still use linux as a server and use it all the time but as my desktop I'm finding it less and less usable and thinking I should take another look at ReactOS. ReactOS has a good chance to really take off as windows users are finding windows harder to use and linux will have a transition period as wayland takes over the desktop. I'm curious if wayland has had more people checking out ReactOS?

Re: Wayland gives ReactOS new life?

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:29 pm
by erkinalp
A ReactOS fork may make use of it, but standard build uses ReactOS Explorer as its GUI.

Re: Wayland gives ReactOS new life?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:05 am
by PurpleGurl
erkinalp wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:29 pm
A ReactOS fork may make use of it, but standard build uses ReactOS Explorer as its GUI.
I think what he's trying to say is that as more people dislike newer Linux distros because of their GUI, more might try ROS. So ruining a non-Windows alternative to Windows might drive more to want to try an open source implementation of Windows.

Re: Wayland gives ReactOS new life?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:13 am
by hbelusca

Re: Wayland gives ReactOS new life?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:54 pm
by Thanatophobia
Sorry if this thread is a bit old, but isn't Wayland supposed to be a replacement for the X windowing system?

Re: Wayland gives ReactOS new life?

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:56 am
by MadWolf
Thanatophobia wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:54 pm
Sorry if this thread is a bit old, but isn't Wayland supposed to be a replacement for the X windowing system?
yes but the last time I looked into Wayland I do not think it is ready to replace X windowing system yet

Re: Wayland gives ReactOS new life?

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:21 am
by Thanatophobia
MadWolf wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:56 am
yes but the last time I looked into Wayland I do not think it is ready to replace X windowing system yet
Also, what does X and Wayland have to do with ReactOS in Windows if those graphical systems if designed for *NIX? I know you can run an X server on Windows and run applications there, but it doesn't need it since the GUI on Windows is tightly integrated into the OS.

Re: Wayland gives ReactOS new life?

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:32 pm
by binarymaster
Thanatophobia wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:21 am
Also, what does X and Wayland have to do with ReactOS or Windows if those graphical systems were designed for *NIX?
They have nothing. Just read the first post, the idea is described there — people who encounter problems with Wayland may want to take a look at ReactOS (because it's open source as Linux) which doesn't have these problems (but have other ones). :lol:

Re: Wayland gives ReactOS new life?

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:43 pm
by shunesburg
I don't understand all this thread, Wayland is for Linux and ReactOS has no link with it. ReactOS use its own GUI based on ReactOS Explorer.

Re: Wayland gives ReactOS new life?

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:32 pm
by EmuandCo
Me neither, but... If I close all threads I cant see the reason behind, it would be quite silent in here ^^ So feel free to go on.

Re: Wayland gives ReactOS new life?

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:06 am
by Thanatophobia
shunesburg wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:43 pm
I don't understand all this thread, Wayland is for Linux and ReactOS has no link with it. ReactOS use its own GUI based on ReactOS Explorer.
I mean, is it possible to build ReactOS with just a command-line and run an X server and desktop environment on top of it?

Re: Wayland gives ReactOS new life?

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:31 am
by MadWolf
jeff.sadowski wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:52 pm
I'm curious if wayland has had more people checking out ReactOS?
I do not think so any user of a Linux distro that has swithe from x to Wayland will not be interested in ReactOS thay will look for a different distro or install x and remove Wayland

Re: Wayland gives ReactOS new life?

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:43 pm
by shunesburg
Thanatophobia wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:06 am
shunesburg wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:43 pm
I don't understand all this thread, Wayland is for Linux and ReactOS has no link with it. ReactOS use its own GUI based on ReactOS Explorer.
I mean, is it possible to build ReactOS with just a command-line and run an X server and desktop environment on top of it?
For that you use an Wayland Linux Distribution and install Wine on it.

Re: Wayland gives ReactOS new life?

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:30 pm
by Thanatophobia
shunesburg wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:43 pm
For that you use an Wayland Linux Distribution and install Wine on it.
Or use Cygwin/X or MSYS2, (or a WSL distro like Ubuntu for Windows) and run an X server and graphical application on WIndows.

Re: Wayland gives ReactOS new life?

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:57 pm
by EmuandCo
We aim to provide a WINDOWS architecture based OS here. aka we write a NT arch based system. This means we have win32k and the interfaces needed for the drivers + some fun stuff in several dlls like gdi32 etcetc. Same as Windows does and this for a reason, WINDOWS COMPATIBILITY. If someone wants to build a chimera by adding a GUI system based on a ugly hack for GFX on Unixoid systems but then cleaned up and renamed... feel free to, but we will NOT do that.