Just a question from the outside here. If we look forward instead of backwards, what work would it take to make *just the command line build tools* work on reactos for newer versions? Is that something to strive for? Is there a missing API, is it fundamentally incompatible in some way, is reactos 'target windows version' wrong..?
Den ons 2 dec. 2020 kl 11:14 skrev <gedmurphy.mailli...@gmail.com>: > I unfortunately don't get to contribute much anymore due to other > commitments, so my view has little weight here, however I just wanted to > throw my support behind Colin here in his effort to move the project > forward. > > Personally, I'd love to see reactos move to more modern standards, > allowing more emphasis to be placed onto modern C++ and the benefits it > brings: > - Support for scoped resources and RAII > - Better type checking > - Stronger use of const correctness > - Range based loops > - Use of bool and nullptr instead of BOOLEAN/BOOL and NULL > - Even use of the thing I hate the most ... auto 😊 > - STL in user mode > - vectors, lists, etc > - NATVIS support to make the above easy to debug > - etc, etc, etc > > I'm not advocating that these should be requirements, or to ever try to > push devs to make use of them, but it would be incredibly useful to give > developers the option if they prefer, as so many developers no do. > > If it were me, I'd be tempted to drop VS2015 support too, only ever > supporting the last two major toolchains from any compiler. > > Ged. > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Ros-dev <ros-dev-boun...@reactos.org> On Behalf Of Colin Finck > Sent: 02 December 2020 08:07 > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [ros-dev] Status Meeting (November 2020) > > > 1. Visual Studio 2010 is the last version that works (or almost works) > > on ReactOS [...] > > 2. Dropping useful features is not really a good idea at all. > > Oleg, nobody wants to take away any features here. VS2010 will continue > to run on ReactOS now and in the future. This discussion is merely about > *compiling ReactOS* with VS2010. > > Everyone, please put personal preferences aside and think about the big > picture: > We don't have the workforce Microsoft had when creating Windows XP. > The only way we can ever create a compatible OS is by leveraging modern > technologies not yet available back then and building on the open-source > work third parties have already done for us. > If we however decide to limit us to 10-year-old technologies now, we can > do neither. Don't expect us to ever get this project into a usable state > in a lifetime then. > The future of the project is at stake here! > > I don't want to repeat myself, so let me just link to the reasoning I > already gave: > * https://reactos.org/archives/public/ros-dev/2020-December/019158.html > * https://github.com/reactos/reactos/pull/2658#issuecomment-619540076 > * https://github.com/reactos/reactos/pull/2658#issuecomment-629498043 > * https://github.com/reactos/reactos/pull/2658#discussion_r427615924 > * https://github.com/reactos/reactos/pull/2658#issuecomment-631113317 > > > Best regards, > > Colin Finck > > > > _______________________________________________ > Ros-dev mailing list > Rosemail@example.com > http://reactos.org/mailman/listinfo/ros-dev >
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