[ros-general] why folks
rob at koepferl.de
Sun Feb 15 16:51:31 CET 2004
We want API and even ABI compatibility. And also semantic compatibility,
which is very hard do gain with an emulation layer.
ABI = binary compatible
Enrico Weigelt schrieb:
> Hi folks,
> a very general question:
> why are you developing a completely new kernel instead of using an
> existing one like linux or hurd and running reactos just as a
> subsystem, perhaps with some kernel improvements.
> For example: linux brings very good memory management and filesystem.
> If you want to use Xwindow, you can use a direct graphics backend
> for the UI. Console applications could run directly on stdio as
> all unix console applications do.
> Doing so lets you run the windows applications within a another
> host operating system and integrating both together.
> So what are the advantages of another own kernel against a subsystem
> in another host operating system ?
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