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Delfi
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words to developers (NT pnp internals, tops and a question)

Post by Delfi » Sun May 22, 2005 11:34 pm

rundll32 is a multi-purpose executable that helps shell

you can use it to load a library and call one of its functions with params:

runs control panel applets:
rundll32 shell32,Control_RunDLL "sysdm.cpl"

it is also called by services.exe for plug & play device installation, example:

rundll32.exe newdev.dll,ClientSideInstall \\.\pipe\PNP_Device_Install_Pipe_0.{A9751359-5B14-45B7-A31F-AF5C164D350F}

all windows have a menu, system icon menu is part of the window menu.

reactos really should unify about boxes and licenses in your apps, right now it looks
unprofessional like in linux where every app has its own, different about box and
license dialogs..

and a question to reactos developers: how can reactos uncompress cab files? they are propriatery format right?

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Re: words to developers (NT pnp internals, tops and a questi

Post by Dr. Fred » Mon May 23, 2005 5:18 pm

Delfi wrote:rundll32 is a multi-purpose executable that helps shell

you can use it to load a library and call one of its functions with params:

runs control panel applets:
rundll32 shell32,Control_RunDLL "sysdm.cpl"

it is also called by services.exe for plug & play device installation, example:

rundll32.exe newdev.dll,ClientSideInstall \\.\pipe\PNP_Device_Install_Pipe_0.{A9751359-5B14-45B7-A31F-AF5C164D350F}

all windows have a menu, system icon menu is part of the window menu.
you an write that to wiki.
Delfi wrote:reactos really should unify about boxes and licenses in your apps, right now it looks
unprofessional like in linux where every app has its own, different about box and
license dialogs..
Well, we have grater problems right now.
Delfi wrote:and a question to reactos developers: how can reactos uncompress cab files? they are propriatery format right?
How do you define propriatery.
Where do you want ReactOS to go today ?

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Re: words to developers (NT pnp internals, tops and a questi

Post by Harteex » Mon May 23, 2005 8:59 pm

Delfi wrote:reactos really should unify about boxes and licenses in your apps, right now it looks
unprofessional like in linux where every app has its own, different about box and
license dialogs..
I agree with that.
Dr. Fred wrote:
Delfi wrote:and a question to reactos developers: how can reactos uncompress cab files? they are propriatery format right?
How do you define propriatery.
I usually define it as closed source.

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Re: words to developers (NT pnp internals, tops and a questi

Post by Floyd » Tue May 24, 2005 3:03 am

Harteex wrote:
Delfi wrote:reactos really should unify about boxes and licenses in your apps, right now it looks
unprofessional like in linux where every app has its own, different about box and
license dialogs..
I agree with that.
Things like this is what i had in mind when the GUI discussion was going on. There needs to be a common look and feel to the whole interface. MSFT went through this battle for a long time but I think it pays off in the end.
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Re: words to developers (NT pnp internals, tops and a questi

Post by Dr. Fred » Mon May 30, 2005 2:54 pm

Harteex wrote:
Dr. Fred wrote:
Delfi wrote:and a question to reactos developers: how can reactos uncompress cab files? they are propriatery format right?
How do you define propriatery.
I usually define it as closed source.
Yes it's close source but It's documented and as far as I can tell not patented.
Where do you want ReactOS to go today ?

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Re: words to developers (NT pnp internals, tops and a questi

Post by KevinBoyle » Tue May 31, 2005 12:47 am

Floyd wrote: Things like this is what i had in mind when the GUI discussion was going on. There needs to be a common look and feel to the whole interface. MSFT went through this battle for a long time but I think it pays off in the end.
Their battle isn't finished quite yet, tried installing a font using the FILE > INSTALL FONT function in the fonts folder of a Windows XP box lately.

Still uses old style Windows 3.1 dialog boxes.

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Post by etko » Tue May 31, 2005 2:40 am

Super consistent functional and minimal UI is great idea.

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Re: words to developers (NT pnp internals, tops and a questi

Post by Gabriel Vigo » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:25 am

Dr. Fred wrote:
Harteex wrote:
Dr. Fred wrote: How do you define propriatery.
I usually define it as closed source.
Yes it's close source but It's documented and as far as I can tell not patented.
I was searching about this in Google, and I've read that "the LZX format was purchased by Microsoft, slightly reduced in potency, and used in the CAB format". But nothing about "patents" or "proprietary algorithms" for CAB... Those are good news...

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Re: words to developers (NT pnp internals, tops and a questi

Post by Delfi » Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:46 am

Gabriel Vigo wrote:
Dr. Fred wrote:
Harteex wrote: I usually define it as closed source.
Yes it's close source but It's documented and as far as I can tell not patented.
I was searching about this in Google, and I've read that "the LZX format was purchased by Microsoft, slightly reduced in potency, and used in the CAB format". But nothing about "patents" or "proprietary algorithms" for CAB... Those are good news...


actually the cab files support 2 types of compression - mszip and lzw.

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