[ros-dev] ReactOS August and September Meeting Minutes

dmex dmex04 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 04:50:22 UTC 2011

WDDM drivers require Vista+


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Sent: Tuesday, 4 October 2011 2:15 AM
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Subject: Re: [ros-dev] ReactOS August and September Meeting Minutes


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 ].

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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