Search found 10 matches

by raijinzrael
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Allow setup to skip disk check
Replies: 5
Views: 5199

Re: Allow setup to skip disk check

Then just supply a preformatted partition to ROS Setup. That will work as good as letting ROS partition, format and check your disk. What i mean is... You aren't forced to use ROS to partition and format your target disk. You can use any tool or bootdisk (gparted, cfdisk, diskpart, fdisk/format, par...
by raijinzrael
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Proposals for REALLY pushing this project forward
Replies: 33
Views: 21614

Re: Proposals for REALLY pushing this project forward

Carlo Bramix wrote:It's easy.
"ReactOS Dev Team accept patches" (tm)
by raijinzrael
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Blog: Google SoC lwIP Report Week 10
Replies: 34
Views: 27944

Re: Blog: Google SoC lwIP Report Week 10

Some weeks ago, being inspired by the experiments and blog entries of zhu48 , I decided to search for alternatives of lwIP to see how do they deal with the same task. I found several stacks -- mostly targeted at embedded systems and being only partial or very minimalistic, though. One of them caugh...
by raijinzrael
Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 16-bit Windows Program Support
Replies: 69
Views: 57939

Re: 16-bit Windows Program Support

What do you mean with WoWEXEC engine? I mean WoW32.dll and WoWEXEC.exe, the main Win16 core for NT VDM. All KRNL386 logic and some USER and GDI calls lowlevel calls are replaced by BOPs which end in these modules.. ...WoWEXEC is the Win16 shell, the equivalent of progman under a "real" Windows 3.1....
by raijinzrael
Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 16-bit Windows Program Support
Replies: 69
Views: 57939

Re: 16-bit Windows Program Support

From XP or 2003. Use their components to see if they run. Why would I want to stick 16-bit parts in a 32-bit OS with nothing to make them work in between? I'm no developer, but I'm certainly not that stupid. You can use 16-bit code in 2000-XP, and likely 32-bit versions of Vista and 7, so why not t...
by raijinzrael
Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 16-bit Windows Program Support
Replies: 69
Views: 57939

Re: 16-bit Windows Program Support

From XP or 2003. Use their components to see if they run. Why would I want to stick 16-bit parts in a 32-bit OS with nothing to make them work in between? I'm no developer, but I'm certainly not that stupid. You can use 16-bit code in 2000-XP, and likely 32-bit versions of Vista and 7, so why not t...
by raijinzrael
Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Will ReactOS use certificates on OS files?
Replies: 15
Views: 12883

Re: Will ReactOS use certificates on OS files?

Yeah, moving GDI out of the kernel was always something I hoped for. You think ReactOS will be doing this? No. This would break compatibility with video drivers. If any, you would expect ROS driver model migrating to the WDDM driver model in a far/distant future. That would mean some parts of the g...
by raijinzrael
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Open Source of DOS Based Windows Based Operating System
Replies: 14
Views: 24073

Re: Open Source of DOS Based Windows Based Operating System

The post above this one is fascinating. Thanks for the corrections. I didn't know how that worked. I assumed it was all a 16-bit DOS underneath. If that is not the case, then how can the same command interpreter be used both before Windows 9x loads and during? Or is the DOS underneath 32-bit all th...
by raijinzrael
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Open Source of DOS Based Windows Based Operating System
Replies: 14
Views: 24073

Re: Open Source of DOS Based Windows Based Operating System

The underlying DOS kernel is 16-bit, while it uses 32-bit code and instructions for Windows. No. Once Win.com kick up the 32Bit VMM Manager, the VMM replaces DOS as kernel. Then the system is running a fully 32bit kernel. Before this occurs, DOSMGR/VMM has an 16bit initialization routine to wrap DO...
by raijinzrael
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Will ReactOS use certificates on OS files?
Replies: 15
Views: 12883

Re: Will ReactOS use certificates on OS files?

I don't see why signing mechanism can't be implemented for an extra security layer for people and developers requiring it. Only difference would be that, instead ReactOS providing signed builds and stuff like MS does (unmantainable from team side), the OS would only come with the necessary mechanism...