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by PurpleGurl
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: exFAT filesystem and specifications to be open-sourced by Microsoft
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Re: exFAT filesystem and specifications to be open-sourced by Microsoft

Yeah, sadly, it won't help us. The older tech we are using is protected by attrition (ie., it's been over 14 years).
by PurpleGurl
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have had enough
Replies: 19
Views: 10893

Re: I have had enough

Be careful there. Short agreement comments are what spammers tend to use. But if such comments are sincere, then they tend to be welcomed and appreciated.
by PurpleGurl
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: TheRegister: "ReactOS ‘a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernel’ claims Microsoft kernel engineer"
Replies: 29
Views: 5002

Re: TheRegister: "ReactOS ‘a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernel’ claims Microsoft kernel engineer"

I didn't read it that way. By "were," I think the poster meant "were to give"... So if Axel were to have given more detail on what is questionable, then we would know which of our developers put it in ROS, and thus we'd know who to ask about how they came to code that code or choose whatever symbol ...
by PurpleGurl
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS didn't work on 5 computers: BSOD
Replies: 10
Views: 1724

Re: ReactOS didn't work on 5 computers: BSOD

Maybe even try disabling USB in the CMOS or whatever hardware setup.
by PurpleGurl
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Re: Mascot for ReactOS
Replies: 153
Views: 103097

Re: Re: Mascot for ReactOS

Yeah, agreed, wait until it is more stable. That would change the type of mascot too I think. Right now, a fast but clumsy amputee or anorexic girl on her cell phone, who isn't that pretty might be appropriate. In other words, someone who isn't all there and who'd crash into things. Maybe we can wor...
by PurpleGurl
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: TheRegister: "ReactOS ‘a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernel’ claims Microsoft kernel engineer"
Replies: 29
Views: 5002

Re: TheRegister: "ReactOS ‘a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernel’ claims Microsoft kernel engineer"

So a "news" outlet picks up what was said on Quora, a Q&A site that I believe from firsthand experience supports defamation against certain groups of people, and censorship. In the interest of fair disclosure, I was banned from Quora because I dared to question the status quo and establishment views...
by PurpleGurl
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How does Microsoft's patent on the taskbar affect ReactOS?
Replies: 31
Views: 14138

Re: How does Microsoft's patent on the taskbar affect ReactO

jimtabor wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:39 am
No, plus it would not hold up in court.
Plus it just expired today if I am reading it right.
by PurpleGurl
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project
Replies: 16
Views: 2914

Re: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Yeah, it would only be good if we can reasonably offer them a platform within a reasonable time. Otherwise, they'd be Linux-only before we are ready to be of use.
by PurpleGurl
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Open source DirectX?
Replies: 9
Views: 4498

Re: Open source DirectX?

Yes, a native DirectX would be nice, but we run into the problem like in the mouse fable. A bunch of mice were tired of running from the cat. They formed a committee to figure out what could be done. Someone finally suggested that one of the mice should hang a bell on the cat's collar. Then the lead...
by PurpleGurl
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run
Replies: 18
Views: 2088

Re: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run

"Expect" does NOT imply that you are giving orders! I can say "I expect Windows 12 to suck even worse than Windows 10" but that doesn't mean that I want Microsoft to make it happen. Thank you. I think many of us would expect Windows 14 or whatever their next thing after that will be called to suck ...
by PurpleGurl
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Open source DirectX?
Replies: 9
Views: 4498

Re: Open source DirectX?

Reactions wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:55 pm
ReactOS has its own implementation called ReactX.
Yeah, but that uses OpenGL to emulate it, even though that is likely slow. Plus the memory models are different, but they do their best to fake it. We could use a true DirectX built from scratch and not dependant on other graphics libraries.
by PurpleGurl
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: USB initial plug and play support wine
Replies: 7
Views: 1726

Re: USB initial plug and play support wine

A group of people expecting something is not an order. You can expect all day, but that doesn't have to affect who is being expected from at all. A whole lot of people have been expecting ROS to be ready for a long time. So it is just an ideal. One's own expectation is an internal thing that does no...
by PurpleGurl
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run
Replies: 18
Views: 2088

Re: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run

I took the "should" as a hypothetical ideal. I didn't see anyone attempting to order others around. Just because things should be a certain way, it doesn't mean they are, but it is nice to dream. Of course, it is best to apply the "should" to oneself. If you want to see a component ready in a year, ...
by PurpleGurl
Fri May 31, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run
Replies: 18
Views: 2088

Re: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run

If we want to get technical, what he said is true already.... in many ways, it is mostly complete. But the last 10-20 percent takes the longest. So it might be just "mostly complete" for years to come.