[ros-dev] ReactOS official compatibility target and the new build system
gedmurphy at gmail.com
Sat Nov 13 10:45:37 UTC 2010
Wine can do that as they only provide usermode. (we actually allow something
slightly along these lines by allowing the user to decide whether they're
running on a server or workstation. It's an option in one of the cpl
If you did what Wine do then the user would expect to interface with a
Windows 7 kernel too, meaning they would try to install drivers for said
What I meant is that you must advertise as a certain version for the kernel
so the user knows what they're dealing with.
However this does not stop you from adding features of the later kernels,
nor does it stop you from adding services and APIs from later versions. The
more you add the more likely you are to run more modern software.
In fact, my point about full win2k3 compatability being up for discussion at
the kernel is directly related to this. I think you _should_ be adding
features from the newer kernels where possible. This will greatly reduce the
amount of work required if the decision is ever made to leap to the NT6
kernel. however you must advertise to users that it's still an NT5.2 kernel
so any drivers required will load.
2010/11/13 Jérôme Gardou <jerome.gardou at laposte.net>
> This policy is inconsistent with the fact that we advertise reactos as
> win2k3 sp1. Otherwise we should as well provide a config applet to let the
> user choose that, as wine does.
> Le 13/11/2010 03:10, Ged Murphy a écrit :
> The target is only win2k3 in the kernel. Everything else is open to
> discussion (in fact, IMO even the kernel compatibility is open to
> You should, and must, provide as much functionality as possible with the
> latest versions of Windows.
> You can still provide many of the capabilities of Windows 7 using only an
> NT5.2 kernel. It's only the internal architecture which limits this, and in
> terms of many win7 capabilities, this kernel isn't a limiting factor.
> 2010/11/13 Jérôme Gardou <jerome.gardou at laposte.net>
>> As our target is win2k3 sp1 compatibility,
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