[ros-dev] Alternate shell?

Maarten Bosma maarten at bosma.de
Mon Jun 9 22:47:30 CEST 2008


It's annoying that when the file manger crashes or hangs the hole
shell needs to be restarted.

Maarten

On Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 5:12 PM, Colin Finck <mail at colinfinck.de> wrote:
> Timo Kreuzer wrote:
>> I'd still vote for seperated shell and file manager.
>
> What are your reasons?
> And how do you want to accomplish that while retaining Windows
> compatibility?
> Many applications and also ReactOS already depend on "explorer.exe" being
> the shell and the file manager.
>
> In fact, most code of the "file manager" in Windows is implemented in
> "browseui.dll" and not directly in "explorer.exe".
> In Explorer, it's just one query whether a desktop window already exists,
> then Explorer plays the shell, otherwise it plays the file manager.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Colin
>
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