fd tree was: Re: [ros-dev] Where to commit?
Kenneth J. Davis
jeremyd at fdos.org
Sat Nov 5 23:15:13 CET 2005
Magnus Olsen wrote:
> Our cmd at ground are base on FreeDOS
> But we can not use there code. We need
> rewrite it or adaptit alot to NT. For we do not
> using djgpp (gcc dos compilier) the headers are
> diffent. and we do not usimg INT to call on stuff
> DOS does. FreeDOS are dos direcly access the
> hardware. And in UM u can not access the hardware
> direcly. and most of freedos tools doing INT (
> Direcly access the hardware).
Just to be clear, although I am referring to FreeDOS utilities, I am
talking about win32 pe executables, not DOS executables. I am also
aware some ReactOS programs (such as cmd) have roots in FreeDOS
utilities, but are very different now. My question is more to get an
idea of what if any others would be of interest, which depending may
require only minor work (which may already be planned as we are moving
to OpenWatcom as our primary compiler) to recompile as Win32 programs.
I also understand that for some or even all it may instead be desirable
to write one from scratch (or existing win32 fragments) to take
advantage of NT features, be more like NT's versions (eg format), or
simply due to desire for a more compact/cleaner/etc version that uses
the win32 api directly instead of compiler functions (eg using
FindFirstFile instead of findfirst).
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brandon Turner" <turnerb7 at msu.edu>
> To: "ReactOS Development List" <ros-dev at reactos.org>
> Sent: den 5 November 2005 16:52
> Subject: Re: fd tree was: Re: [ros-dev] Where to commit?
>>No, we dont have a tree.exe at this time. Our cmd is taken from FreeDOS
Thank you. If you do decide to use my tree version, is it safe to
assume you [ReactOS developers/users] would prefer using resource files
for translations instead of the FD way of using cats message files?
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