[ros-kernel] Wine integration
vizzini at plasmic.com
Mon Dec 15 14:44:27 CET 2003
On Sat, 2003-12-13 at 07:38, Ge van Geldorp wrote:
> > 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.
I agree too. I know this is ugly from a code-duplication and
poor-integration standpoint, but I've been all the way down this road
(trying to combine headers into a canonical set, trying to pick an
authoritative set, etc), and have been very frustrated.
I still think we need a roadmap for a proper build system header setup,
but for now I'll just settle for progress.
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