[ros-dev] ReactOS August and September Meeting Minutes

Adam geekdundee at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 01:53:04 UTC 2011


That may not be the case now, but that will happen in the future as
support for XP disappears.

I thought the same thing 5-6 years ago. "I have yet to see
drivers/hardware that require XP+" - soon enough that is exactly what
happened. Goodbye Windows 2000 and earlier. Of course there are still
some drivers for those OSes but that number appears to be decreasing.

Of course that being said, the Windows Server 2003 target would provide
a good opportunity to focus on support for older hardware so it does
have advantages in that sense.

On Mon, 3 Oct 2011 14:14:55 -0400
Alex Ionescu <ionucu at videotron.ca> wrote:

> I have yet to see drivers/hardware that requires Vista+.
> 
> Best regards,
> Alex Ionescu
> 
> 
> On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 1:23 PM, Bernd Blaauw <bblaauw at home.nl> wrote:
> 
> > Op 3-10-2011 19:01, Zachary Gorden schreef:
> >
> >
> >  kernel target.  With these considerations, the project has decided
> > to
> >> set both the user and kernel targets to Windows 2003.  Dependency
> >> on Wine for many user mode libraries actually complicates this, as
> >> Wine has been adding Vista and later APIs without proper
> >> segregation and the developers will need to figure out how to deal
> >> with this in the long run.
> >>
> >
> > Limiting things to 2003 might work, with the exception of DirectX,
> > hardware drivers and silly stuff like UEFI and GPT
> > [ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-**us/windows/hardware/gg463525.**aspx<http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463525.aspx>].
> >
> > In other words you'll get in trouble as people want to test ReactOS
> > against their own (modern) hardware system (due to drivers focusing
> > on Vista/7/8), and see if ReactOS can run their games.
> >
> > Nonetheless, good thing you lot are able to make up your mind and
> > sticking to a argumented majority decision.
> >
> > thanks for the minutes.
> >
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