[ros-dev] [ros-diffs] [cgutman] 52055: [FDC] - Implement fdc.sys (still needs work but fairly complete) [TXTSETUP.SIF] - Load fdc.sys for floppy controllers [FDC.INF] - Install fdc.sys for floppy controllers
geekdundee at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 16:24:13 UTC 2011
I care since I use 5¼inch floppies. And of course once ReactOS is stable
enough I intend to replace the current operating system on it (Windows NT
Workstation 4.0) as better stuff will run on it.
And I also have two drives.
I agree ReactOS can bring back to life old computers, or at least give
them a more up-do-date feeling to it.
On Fri, 03 Jun 2011 02:20:51 +1000, Javier Agustìn Fernàndez Arroyo
<elhoir at gmail.com> wrote:
> " I know people say "Who cares about floppy support?""
> I care
> Because i do think ReactOS can bring back to life old computers, which
> have floppies
> On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 5:53 PM, Cameron Gutman
> <cameron.gutman at reactos.org>wrote:
>> > With all my respect to the hard work put into this, I want to express
>> How did I know this was coming? ;)
>> > Why is there a need to develop a half-done fdc, if there is a full,
>> working, tested by millions driver available even in old DDKs, which we
>> use without violating its license?
>> > Why waste time writing that driver from scratch now when we could just
>> import DDK's one and spend time fixing our PnP manager instead, and
>> involved components so that DDK's driver actually works?
>> As far as I know, the only floppy related DDK driver is sfloppy.sys. If
>> that is wrong, I would be happy to import a better fdc.sys and scrap
>> > Again, with all my respect to Cameron, he does a great job, but when
>> disappears next time for a year or two, who is going to finish FDC? Or
>> other of his half-finished branches? (each being really a pearl if it's
>> aicom-hardware-fun can be deleted because somebody is finally working on
>> usb. tcp-rewrite-branch was merged to the GSoC project. The only
>> branch is aicom-network-branch which has Alex's new Winsock code in it
>> (which only a few bugs prevent from being fully functional).
>> > I would really suggest using all available resources first and only
>> spend time developing our own stuff instead of already existing.
>> I did this thing in one (long) night because I was bored. It's not like
>> spent a month doing it. I know people say "Who cares about floppy
>> and I agree but it has to be done at some point to be compatible with
>> > Thanks for understanding,
>> > Aleksey.
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