wes.parish at paradise.net.nz
Tue Sep 21 14:33:48 CEST 2004
There was a project some time ago to do exactly this, a Win9x F/LOSS clone
called "OpenWindows" and its site is still floating around on Sourceforge,
though it is officially dead. I've got the source code for it, though I never
got around to building them.
I'm loathe to pour cold water on your enthusiasm, but ReactOS succeeded whereas
OpenWindows didn't. If you're intent on doing it, I can send you the
OpenWindows source code and you can take it from there.
Quoting Rick Langschultz <rlangschultz at cox.net>:
> Hey all,
> Just wanted to say that ReactOS has evolved from what it was a few
> months ago. Being that ReactOS is being built to run windows nt
> I figured that I would start a project to run only windows 95, 98, 98se
> programs. Tell me what you think and if you think that this would be a
> good idea. I know it will take a while, but I am willing to spend the
> time. I figure that I will start with sources from freedos 32, wine,
> binutils, some common programs, and a small X Windowing system to
> the graphics services. Well tell me what you all think. Suggestions are
> welcome and please tell me about any problems that I may face.
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