[ros-dev] svn://svn.reactos.org/trunk/windows

Emanuele Aliberti ea at iol.it
Sun Oct 9 19:51:25 CEST 2005

Alex, I am really sorry. We can not communicate about it.

Alex Ionescu wrote:

> Ge van Geldorp wrote:
>>> From: Emanuele Aliberti
>>> Win32 would remain the dominant subsystem. I am not against Win32, 
>>> that shuold be clear. I simply want to make the tree cleaner (the 
>>> core in a module, a subsystem a module etsim.).
> I agree with the fact that Win32 should be able to be "compiled-out", 
> but I don't think we should get to the point where it's in a separate 
> branch. We had unofficialy discussed that stuff in its own branch is 
> "non-core". And Win32 is very much -core- to NT. I'm also pretty sure 
> that we can find a way to integrate both a compatible, cloned 
> CSRSS/SMSS model with your wish to have more powerful MuSession 
> functionality. It isn't a black and white question, and I'm sure both 
> can be supported (at the very worst, there will simply have to be some 
> run-time code paths for IfReactOS/IfWindows). That being said, I think 
> the tree layout that everyone worked on does a good enough separation 
> job, by having /dll/win32/* in a separate folder.
>> The one thing that distinguishes ReactOS from other open source 
>> operating
>> systems is its application support. There is no other open source OS 
>> with
>> the number of applications available (potentially :-)) as ReactOS. 
>> Take out
>> Win32 and what you're left with is an OS which can only run native apps,
>> bringing it down (in terms of application support) to the realms of 
>> BeOS and
>> SkyOS.
>> I have no problems with a reorganization which would make Win32 a 
>> separate
>> entity in the repository,
> That's what /dll/win32 does.
>> but I do feel rather strongly that the default
>> build (and install) should include Win32.
> Agreed.
>> I'm not sure I like the idea of
>> moving it to /trunk level. I thought beginning this year concensus was
>> reached on http://www.reactos.org/wiki/index.php/New_Tree_Structure ?
>> Gé van Geldorp.
> Best regards,
> Alex Ionescu
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