[ros-general] OK, Time for a few words..
rob at koepferl.de
Wed Oct 19 22:39:21 CEST 2005
Hhmmm, what you tink of is what I call a GDI-Port+win32 of xfree.
What I intended to express to you is a native or rather a win32-only (no
GDI but own graphics maybe due directly writing into card's mem or
utilizing a wdm-driver) port.
Richard Campbell wrote:
> XFree86 has already been ported to windows, whats the point in a ROS port?
> Robert Köpferl wrote:
>> It should be possible to port Xfree86 to ROS (be it win32 or posix) as
>> it has been proted to os2.
>> That would be the right foundation for gnome and kde.
>> Be it on cygwin or whatoever.
>> Reactos can run win32 apps without starting its graphics.
>> TwoTailedFox wrote:
>>> I've seen quite a few users propose ideas, such as a new GUI, or new
>>> functionality, only to be told it doesn't fit in with the Core Goal of
>>> ReactOS is all about creating a Win32-compatible Operating System.
>>> Now, later on, when the Kernel is sufficiently developed, we can do
>>> what Linux does, and create "Distributions".
>>> I had a look at the KDE/Ros Thread, and noted that a version of that,
>>> and GNOME may well be available for Windows next year.
>>> If the UI Team chooses to Grow, you can offer, for example mind you, a
>>> Core ReactOS System, with Windows Classic, and one or more
>>> "Distributions", with a different GUI, such as KDE or GNOME.
>>> Same goes for ReactOS in different 'roles'. Offering versions aimed at
>>> Workstations, Servers, or even for Educational/Testing use, would be
>>> feasible down the line.
>>> Just my 0.02c
>>> "I had a handle on life, but then it broke"
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