[ros-kernel] suggestion regarding d3d8thk (and directx in general)

Jonathan Wilson jonwil at tpgi.com.au
Wed Nov 19 14:14:00 CET 2003


Personally, I would like to see Transgaming release all the code that they 
have that is not copy-protection and is not directx under a true 
open-source licence.
In particular, any enhancements (whatever they may be) to OLE and COM.

I think that Transgaming, WineHQ, Codeweavers and ReactOS should work 
together to produce one definitive clone of Microsofts OLE and COM 
libraries incorperating all the reverse engineering, code hacking and so on 
necessary to clone these key windows components. ReactOS benifits in that 
they get the OLE support needed to make lots of modern stuff run.
WINE benifits in that people wont need to install dcom98 anymore to get 
usable OLE libraries (which is probobly illegal under the dcom98 licence 
anyhow). And Codeweavers and Transgaming benifit in that the apps/games 
they support all use OLE and COM.



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