[ros-dev] Meeting on Thursday
greeniekin at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 08:42:30 UTC 2011
Probably best not to vote on this. As there will be people that don't
understand what I'm trying to do and what the actual consequences and
benefits are. I will just do it the way I see it in my mind, and you
guys can check out the results.
If you do have any interest you can of course contact me on irc or by email.
On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 12:42 AM, Andrew Green <greeniekin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Actually they can't be merged at the moment. They can be in seperate
> directories on the same cd eg reactos and reactoslive.
> This is how it was done for the dual boot cd's distributed, at that convention.
> The reason why is that usetup deletes smss.exe and replaces it with
> itself, and the livecd requires the original smss.exe
> also those cd's were 200mb+. Currently loading smss.exe is hardcoded
> into ntoskrnl.exe. So ntoskrnl.exe needs to be fixed.
> plus server files like ntoskrnl.exe,ntkrnlmp.exe,hal.exe, etc are
> identical to the livecd ones except are in the reactos folder instead
> of the system32 folder.
> Also the reason I'm asking this is because my google summer of code
> project is to be able to install from the livecd.
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 12:16 AM, Zachary Gorden
> <drakekaizer666 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We already have the capability to merge the two. But there's nothing
>> fundamentally broken in having two versions until such time as we can
>> actually install from the liveCD. Until that happens, I don't see a
>> convincing argument for merging the two, since the ones outlined above seem
>> to boil down to "it might confuse people."
>> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 4:57 AM, Timo Kreuzer <timo.kreuzer at web.de> wrote:
>>> Am 30.03.2011 10:42, schrieb Aleksey Bragin:
>>>>> -To download an iso to just install will be larger(A compressed
>>>>> version could counter this. Though it's not ideal)
>>>> Even additional 10Mb would become 100Mb when regress testing just 10
>>>> revisions. There are many people (myself included) who don't have high-speed
>>>> connection all the time too.
>>> Although its a valid point, I understood it as we wanted to switch to a
>>> 1st stage gui installer(?)
>>> In that case, we would need all the stuff for a livecd anyway.
>>> Maybe we should first evaluate how much memory this would really be.
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