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MS Explorer works on ReactOS!

Postby z180 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:14 pm

I recently tested an old version of explorer.exe in an new SVN build of
ReactOS and it worked to some degree.
A longer time ago I tested Explorer already but it crashed.
I used the oldest version of explorer that is compatible to ReactOS.
This version was from the newshell update for NT 3.51.
For the nov 93 explorer I would have to rewrite a copy of the shell32 code.
Explorer looks very much different in ReactOS because of the diiferences in shell32.
The displayed menu title was "dummy31".
I could not take a screenshot,because missing screenshot program.
Perhaps the explorer from NT 4.0 could also work,but newer versions
are more unlikely to work,because of browseui.dll.
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Re: MS Explorer works on ReactOS!

Postby FlyingIsFun1217 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:44 pm

Try doing such in a VM, I'd love to see some screens (would be somewhat comical).

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Re: MS Explorer works on ReactOS!

Postby z180 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:13 pm

you all will laugh :lol: or grin :wink: about how wrong it looks but i do not surf
with my notebook where i have reactos
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Re: MS Explorer works on ReactOS!

Postby MadWolf » Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:27 pm

hi
what version of ReactOS 0.3.4 or Trunk Build??
what version of NewShell newshell 2 or NewShell original?? http://toastytech.com/guis/misc4.html
how did you get it to run ??
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Re: MS Explorer works on ReactOS!

Postby betaluva » Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:09 am

can you share the files so that other people can try it? you would only need to share explorer plus the shell32.dll.
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Re: MS Explorer works on ReactOS!

Postby Z98 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:57 pm

No he can't, at least not on this forum, since that would be a copyright violation.
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Re: MS Explorer works on ReactOS!

Postby betaluva » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:32 am

how is it a violation? because he altered shell32.dll?
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Re: MS Explorer works on ReactOS!

Postby Z98 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:50 am

Sharing explorer and shell32. That counts as redistribution. I am assuming he is referring to the ones that come with Windows.
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Re: MS Explorer works on ReactOS!

Postby betaluva » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:52 am

well the "newshell" update can be downloaded by anyone, its just a update for windows nt 3.51 released by microsoft, anyways i withdraw my reqest.
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Re: MS Explorer works on ReactOS!

Postby MadWolf » Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:36 pm

hi

what i want to know is how did z180 get it to run i downloaded NewShell from this web page http://toastytech.com/guis/misc4.html but when i go to run explorer.exe in ReactOS and nothing happens
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Re: MS Explorer works on ReactOS!

Postby coldReactive » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:04 pm

MadWolf wrote:hi

what i want to know is how did z180 get it to run i downloaded NewShell from this web page http://toastytech.com/guis/misc4.html but when i go to run explorer.exe in ReactOS and nothing happens


Explorer.exe != Shell32.dll or any shell for that matter.

When you download SharpEnviro for Windows XP, it still uses explorer.exe to explore files, etc. on the computer.
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Re: MS Explorer works on ReactOS!

Postby MadWolf » Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:06 pm

NewShell runing as Shell
Image
debug log
http://www.reactos.org/paste/index.php/1224/

NewShell runing
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debug log
http://www.reactos.org/paste/index.php/1225/

i downloaded my copy from a link on this web pag http://toastytech.com/guis/misc4.html i extracted the fileis on windows and then deleted SHUPDATE.CMD SHUPSYM.CMD README.WRI and user32.dll and then i replace the user32.dll with the one that comes with ReactOS then copy the to ReactOS HD

it looks like the user32.dll that was included in the zip has a missing dependency in gdi32.dll

i have copied the MS DirectX runtime files
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MS DirectX runtime now loads on ReactOS. To get DX on, you need to manually copy the following files: dxg.sys, dxgthk.sys, dxapi.sys, ddraw.dll, and dciman32.dll.
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Re: MS Explorer works on ReactOS!

Postby z180 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:20 pm

Thanks MadWolf

I was not able to surf in the last time and post screenshots.
On my system it looks like on the pictures which is still wrong.
You should have a recent SVN but shell32.dll was not synced from WINE a longer time because "our dll" has some additions.
The shell preview is for NT 3.51 for development and free downloadable (NEWSHELL2.ZIP is the newest version)
I recommend posting this in the tutorial forum if MS Explorer works better on ReactOS.
I lastly recommend trying the same with the explorer.exe from NT 4.0 or a service pack.
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Re: MS Explorer works on ReactOS!

Postby MadWolf » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:20 am

hi

ok i will test that tomorrow
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Re: MS Explorer works on ReactOS!

Postby b4dc0d3r » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:58 am

Warning I found this link, but the file no longer exists. According to the license no one else has the right to redistribute it.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/136762

I did download it, but that doesn't count as redistribution (I don't think). Differences between newshell (26 May 1995) and newshell2 (9 Aug. 1995):

added COMDLG32.DLL version 3.51.1057.1
shell32.dll updated 3.51.1053.1 to 3.51.1057.1
user32.dll updated 3.51.1053.1 to 3.51.1057.1
WINSRV.DLL updated 3.51.1053.1 to 3.51.1057.1
SHUPDATE.CMD, README.WRI updated
STPULIC.WRI added

What I find interesting is how many functions are exported by ordinal. WinXP's path security (so it does not search the local folder first) means it tries to load the system DLLs first (shell32.dll) instead of the ones in the folder, and so I get "ordinl not found" errors. A little bit of history there. Still lots in the current shell, but nowhere near as many.
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