[ros-dev] [ros-kernel] How do device drivers fit into the projectgoal
magnus at itkonsult-olsen.com
Fri Aug 18 10:00:58 CEST 2006
We have allready winnt subsystem for video finish.
Windows is using directx with directshow to show video or audio
old way is video for windows VFW that is reactos already
support more or less. And directx from graphic driver.
is not far away to getting it working in ReactOS
I always belive reactos amine 100% compatibe with windows nt
I have run mplayer in reactos susess getting video and audio working audio
with sb16 nt4 drv
But offical we do not support sound. rember the nt4 sound system is not
finish, and some
did start on wdm audio subsystem, I do not known how far he have done on it.
I always aimed 100% compatible with windows (nt4.0/2000/XP/2003/VISTA)
software and drv
and we shall not change that goal or take fast short cut to getting there.
And follow ms nt design
when I write code.
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From: "James Tabor" <jimtabor at adsl-64-217-116-74.dsl.hstntx.swbell.net>
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Subject: [ros-dev] [ros-kernel] How do device drivers fit into the
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> Subject: [ros-kernel] How do device drivers fit into the project goal
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> In a recent response to a message I posted, dennis
> mentioned that the goal of the project is to build an
> OS that gives the user a Win32 compatable
> environment. He also stated in that message that
> the guts will not necessarily be the same as WinNT
> or Win98, insted that might actually work correctly.
> A while ago a similar discussion came up and it was
> agreed (or so I remember) that we would try to
> remain compatable with device drivers so we don't
> have to reinvent them all. I was reading a status
> message from Connor and I realized that he has
> some interesting ideas for building a high performance
> video subsystem, but my brief glance at his description
> left me thinking that legacy drivers probably will not
> plug into it. This does not bother me, however we
> should discuss this and decide on a clear goal for
> ReactOS regarding driver compatability.
> It's my impression that the following statement
> sums up the goal of the project:
> ReactOS will be a freely distributable operating
> system capable of running Win32 applications,
> that is Win98 and WinNT applications.
> The main project page states the following:
> "ReactOS will be a free operating system that
> can run software and drivers compatible with
> Windows NT."
> I hope I'm not stepping on any toes, but I think
> before Conner builds a fast but not necessarily
> compatable video system, or Arindam builds a
> compatable but not necessarily most effecient
> network subsystem, perhaps we should reaffirm
> the goal so noone takes the wrong path.
> Personally, I vote for driver compatability. I think
> there is enough room internally for improvement
> over the MS design (though I haven't actually seen
> it) that we dont need to change the structure of
> the driver interface. Of course, I haven't yet seen
> the Network or Video driver interface other than
> block diagrams and broad overviews.
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