Create a POSIX subsistem

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Create a POSIX subsistem

Post by pdenapo » Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:36 am

I suggest creating a POSIX subsistem. This way, you will have a lot of free software available for React OS (in particular, many utilities from the GNU project).

I think that Windows NT has a POSIX subsistem.

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Post by uniQ » Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:39 pm

I think (From what the En Wikipedia said) it's considered and low priority now and is kindof stalled/on the back burner/maybe in the dark distant future...

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PSX

Post by ea » Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:07 pm

[quote="uniQ"]I think (From what the En Wikipedia said) it's considered and low priority now and is kindof stalled/on the back burner/maybe in the dark distant future...

PSX subsystem is stalled, because of many reasons.

1) a core component (LPC) in the executive is not API compatible with NT's and this prevents testing the subsystem on the real thing;

2) easier solutions were shown in the recent past (Cygwin, CoLinux).

FYI, the POSIX subsystem is made of just three files: PSXSS.EXE (the system component that turns the NT kernel into a POSIX kernel), PSXDLL.DLL (the library loaded by user programs), POSIX.EXE (a Windows program, similar to xterm/telnet, that connects to the virtual terminals PSXSS.EXE manages).

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