Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jun 2007 16:30 UTC, submitted by Michael Zandstra
ReactOS "Alex Ionescu, the ReactOS kernel coordinator, has resigned. Alex first joined the project in 2004, around the 0.2.2 release. Since then, he's been at the center of quite a few squabbles about how to code the kernel. However, Alex has also been responsible for completely rewriting the kernel almost from the ground up. Today, about 60% of the kernel code is probably his. The reason for Alex's departure is because of his joining David Solomon's Expert Seminars as an instructor. Because this job would place him in close contact with many Microsoft programmers and also give him access to other Microsoft properties, continuing with the project would have resulted in possible conflicts of interest."
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ReactOS and Linux combination?
by WereCatf on Fri 8th Jun 2007 03:11 UTC
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I dunno how useful others find my idea, but when ReactOS is a bit more stable and mature I imagine some Linux distro shipping some virtualization solution and ReactOS already fully-configured just for those Windows compatibility reasons. This is all theoretical, but imagine installing Ubuntu and finding out there is a fully working copy of ReactOS and f.ex. QEMU installed ready to be used if you run into a situation where you simply have to use a specific Windoze app. Or in my case, I'd most likely install drivers for my scanner in ReactOS and use it from there since my scanner isn't supported natively in Linux.

Ps. Someone mentioned something about copy-protection support in wine..Well, they already started coding a working ntoskrnl last month, so we will hopefully soon see all those copy-protection drivers working. And in theory, it might be possible to install other kinds of drivers too at that point.

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Morin Member since:
2005-12-31

Hardware devices like your scanner are the main reason for such a combination. For applications, it would make more sense to back-port the relevant parts from ReactOS to Wine.

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draethus Member since:
2006-08-02

...I'd most likely install drivers for my scanner in ReactOS and use it from there since my scanner isn't supported natively in Linux.

I've been working on a patch to wine that gets scanners working with their Windows driver. Wanna be a beta tester?

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