[ros-kernel] Wine integration

Ge van Geldorp ge at gse.nl
Sat Dec 13 14:38:39 CET 2003

> From: Casper Hornstrup
> We have to make a choice very soon if we are going to 1) 
> import the Wine headers and tools (libunicode,wpp,wrc) (a 
> 12MB patch unfortunately) and import Wine DLLs or 2) submit 
> patches to Wine to port the DLLs to w32api and then import 
> them one by one as they are ported. 1) will give us something 
> useful very quickly, but will also give us two sets of 
> headers for some time. 2) will mean lots of work (my guess is 
> several man months of work) and developers need to learn more 
> about Wine developing than with 1).
> At this time, I consider the PR value of running applications 
> like MS office higher than not duplicating code. IMHO ReactOS 
> needs good PR and lots of it. So my vote is to go with 1) and 
> integrate ReactOS and Wine headers in smaller steps (wether 
> that means making Wine DLLs compile with w32api or making 
> ReactOS compile with Wine headers).
> What are your thoughs on this?

I agree with you completely.

Gé van Geldorp.

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