[ros-dev] Getting a Windows Server 2003 license for the project?
pierre.schweitzer at reactos.org
Tue Jan 18 18:51:01 UTC 2011
> Whilst parts of our kernel try to target 5.2 changes, from a testing
> perspective it should be
> pretty much identical to 5.1.
> IMO, unless you're a kernel dev interested in implementing some of the more
> elegant kernel
> features in 5.2, then anyone with a 5.1 box is more than adequately setup
> and I can't think of
> any worthwhile advantage in having a 5.2 install.
For your information, between NT5.1 and NT5.2, MCBs handling has been rewritten. This is not a minor change, as it brings the idea of "base" MCB for dealing with large MCBs. Then testing against Windows XP looks just really hazardous for such case.
We are targeting Windows 2003 for kernel, why the hell would we test against something else?!
> Would anyone actually use a remote machine for development?
> I'd expect most devs to already have windows machines, I can't see how can
> you be a ros/nt dev without access to at least one NT5 box.
Then, to answer that "old" point. As a ReactOS dev, I personally don't daily use Windows. And yes, I've a Windows devenv available (MSVC, and such) but on Windows 7. Which is no use for such tests. I also have a Windows 2000 available, but once more... It's NT5, so...
I keep pushing, it IS useful for the project. Furthermore, how could we explain we implement Windows 2003 without having any Windows 2003 for our devs?
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