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danielspencer2
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Windows 7 compatibility?

Post by danielspencer2 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:15 am

With windows 7 being released in a few months, will software that is made exclusively for Windows 7 work in ReactOS? For example, some software only works on Windows Vista and not windows xp.

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Post by doomonyou » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:24 am

The developers' intent is remaining compatible with the latest Windows. ReactOS will be compatible sooner or later.

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Post by Haos » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:30 am

Rather later, but will be.

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Post by FlyingIsFun1217 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:46 pm

Kind of derailing from the topic (just a little), but is there many more new API's that need to be supported on W7? Isn't it essentially just a 'fixed' Vista? I'd love to know how much has actually changed between the two.

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Post by vicmarcal » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:20 pm

usually APIS are added and not removed to let the retrocompatibility. Myabe the problem is more the driver support that the APIs support. Some of the 7 APIS will be created by Wine,and hopefully we can use some of them.
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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Post by FlyingIsFun1217 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:33 am

But were there as many API additions as xp->vista, for example, or were there just some changes here and there to 7? Do we even know?

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Post by Z98 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:40 am

Direct2D, user mode threads, I'd consider those to be rather big. And the information about new APIs in 7 has been publicly available for a while now.

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Post by GoBusto » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:53 pm

FlyingIsFun1217 wrote:But were there as many API additions as xp->vista, for example, or were there just some changes here and there to 7? Do we even know?

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Vista famously used DirectX 10, whereas Windows 7 ships with DirectX 11.

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