[ros-dev] Undocumented APIs

Robert Shearman rob at codeweavers.com
Wed Feb 1 09:59:47 CET 2006

James Tabor wrote:

> art yerkes wrote:
>> On Tue, 31 Jan 2006 17:17:30 +0100
>> "Casper Hornstrup" <ch at eudicon.com> wrote:
>>>> I implemented a large number of APIs probably only very few 
>>>> applications
>>>> use. I usually did that out of boredom or just for fun.
>>>> - Thomas
>>> Which is of course fine, but since ReactOS has no use for it, why 
>>> commit it?
>>> It isn't needed to meet the goals of ReactOS.
>>> Casper
>> I don't agree with this sentiment at all.  We've always before been 
>> proactive
>> about implementing at least visible parts of the API to make it more 
>> likely
>> that applications we didn't know about would have a chance to work.  
>> I think
>> that's a reasonable way to work, especially if you're working in an 
>> area you've
>> got a good understanding of.
> I agree with arty! I'm sick and tired about this anti-Reactos points 
> of view! It's
> obvious now, we have some developers not interested in making Reactos 
> work with other
> applications.

What's the point in making ReactOS work with all applications if people 
are too scared to use it because of the methods used to implement it?

Rob Shearman

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