[ros-dev] ReactOS August and September Meeting Minutes

Alex Ionescu ionucu at videotron.ca
Mon Oct 3 18:14:55 UTC 2011


I have yet to see drivers/hardware that requires Vista+.

Best regards,
Alex Ionescu


On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 1:23 PM, Bernd Blaauw <bblaauw at home.nl> wrote:

> Op 3-10-2011 19:01, Zachary Gorden schreef:
>
>
>  kernel target.  With these considerations, the project has decided to
>> set both the user and kernel targets to Windows 2003.  Dependency on
>> Wine for many user mode libraries actually complicates this, as Wine has
>> been adding Vista and later APIs without proper segregation and the
>> developers will need to figure out how to deal with this in the long run.
>>
>
> Limiting things to 2003 might work, with the exception of DirectX, hardware
> drivers and silly stuff like UEFI and GPT
> [ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-**us/windows/hardware/gg463525.**aspx<http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463525.aspx>].
>
> In other words you'll get in trouble as people want to test ReactOS against
> their own (modern) hardware system (due to drivers focusing on Vista/7/8),
> and see if ReactOS can run their games.
>
> Nonetheless, good thing you lot are able to make up your mind and sticking
> to a argumented majority decision.
>
> thanks for the minutes.
>
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