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Windows 7 compatibility?

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:15 am
by danielspencer2
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.

Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:24 am
by doomonyou
The developers' intent is remaining compatible with the latest Windows. ReactOS will be compatible sooner or later.

Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:30 am
by Haos
Rather later, but will be.

Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:46 pm
by FlyingIsFun1217
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.

FlyingIsFun1217

Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:20 pm
by vicmarcal
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.

Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:33 am
by FlyingIsFun1217
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?

FlyingIsFun1217

Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:40 am
by Z98
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.

Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:53 pm
by GoBusto
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?

FlyingIsFun1217
Vista famously used DirectX 10, whereas Windows 7 ships with DirectX 11.