[ros-dev] ReactOS status
Carlos Alexandre Pires
c.alexandre.pires at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 01:14:18 CEST 2007
Hi, my name is Carlos Pires, and i've been tracking this project since
2006, and now I've managed to get some time for me to get involved in it.
I've fetched the svn sources, and past this last 3 days looking at the
code, trying to find how was going the implementention.
I've also download tinykrnl for analsys, and realized that reactOS does
not implement some hal fuctions like HaliQuerySystemInformation,
trying to find more information one this i've also realize that reactOS
does not have a Machine Check Handler.
I noticed that a lot of effort is being made in User Mode code, to make
software work in reactOS.
I've also check svn activity and checked that the Kernel Mode code had
minor changes (i've only looked at dates).
Now, i've said that, i have a few questions:
- How is the Kernel Mode implemention current status?
- Looking at Windows architecture, the HAL part is one of the most
important thing in making Windows device drivers work in reactOS,
shouldn't this be ReactOS first goal?
- Isn't more important to create a fully working Kernel
(executive,hal,etc) before going into User Mode?
Sorry if i've said something that is not correct, this are only thoughts
i've had, while i was looking at the code.
I'm a developer and want to help as much as i can this project, so if
anyone can help in getting some lights about the current status, i
The best regards
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