[suggestio] Add an exe launcher like .msi .exe

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[suggestio] Add an exe launcher like .msi .exe

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It is becoming clear to me that ReactOS is becoming too reliant on wine, I propose for some features to be forked by the ReactOS devs. This includes a .exe & .msi - if this is forked from wine and becomes backwords compatible with ReactOS and windows applications it could prove better for ReactOS.

If such a fork isn't allowed, then I have a question then why is wine "open source", open source means it's free and can be modified and changed without any legal issues see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source .

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Re: [suggestio] Add an exe launcher like .msi .exe

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What?

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Re: [suggestio] Add an exe launcher like .msi .exe

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Wine is GNU LGPL. Of course it can be modified and redistributed.

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Re: [suggestio] Add an exe launcher like .msi .exe

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ImperialSpectre wrote:It is becoming clear to me that ReactOS is becoming too reliant on wine, I propose for some features to be forked by the ReactOS devs. This includes a .exe & .msi
ReactOS relies on WINE in a way because these guys do part of the work instead of ROS devs. What exactly is your issue with .exe and .msi?

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Re: [suggestio] Add an exe launcher like .msi .exe

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ImperialSpectre wrote:It is becoming clear to me that ReactOS is becoming too reliant on wine, I propose for some features to be forked by the ReactOS devs. This includes a .exe & .msi - if this is forked from wine and becomes backwords compatible with ReactOS and windows applications it could prove better for ReactOS.

If such a fork isn't allowed, then I have a question then why is wine "open source", open source means it's free and can be modified and changed without any legal issues see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source .
Such a fork is allowed, but it just doesn't make any sense. What's wrong in relying in another open source project in the areas their code is useful? It's actually considered a good practice, opposed to the NIH syndrome.

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Re: [suggestio] Add an exe launcher like .msi .exe

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ImperialSpectre wrote:It is becoming clear to me that ReactOS is becoming too reliant on wine, I propose for some features to be forked by the ReactOS devs. This includes a .exe & .msi - if this is forked from wine and becomes backwords compatible with ReactOS and windows applications it could prove better for ReactOS.

If such a fork isn't allowed, then I have a question then why is wine "open source", open source means it's free and can be modified and changed without any legal issues see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source .
We have Support for EXE files AND for MSI Setup Containers, whats your problem??
ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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Re: [suggestio] Add an exe launcher like .msi .exe

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ReactOS and Wine are both open source and rely on each other.
Stay frosty, Squeaks.

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