[snipped link to petition to ask winehq to somehow cut off reactos]
You may not remember it, but way back in the late ninety's, there was a
project to implement Windows32bit APIs on OS/2. This was an open project (I
don't remember if it was "open source" or not) which had the goal of
providing OS/2 with a compatibility layer so that it could run Windows
95/98 apps (OS/2 only had the capability of running Windows 3.1 apps at the
When the Wine project came along, there existed /two/ projects to support an
open implementation of the Windows API. Wine became the challenger to this
well-established OS/2 project.
Unlike your position, the OS/2 group /didn't/ take the position that the
upstart was "spoiling" something. The OS/2 group welcomed the Wine project,
and (after a few years of parallel development) actually gave Wine most of
I don't believe that ReactOS will "spoil" Wine. A healthy ecosystem includes
competitors; it's only the rotten, due-to-die-in-a-massive-crash ecosystems
that contain only one contributor.
Tim Roberts <t...@probo.com> writes:
> Tim Ritberg <t...@server.invalid> wrote:
>>Am 09.07.2012 18:09, schrieb Lew Pitcher:
>>> On Monday 09 July 2012 11:09, in comp.os.linux.development.system,
>>> t...@server.invalid wrote:
>>> [snipped link to petition to ask winehq to somehow cut off reactos]
>>No no, I think this petition wants reactos developers should join Wine
> Let me point out some of the flaws in this plan.
> 1. Yours is a religious argument, not a technical argument. Windows is
> provably NOT a "horrible OS".
What people precisely consider to be 'a horrible OS' is very much a
matter of opinion.
> Marketing alone is not sufficient to explain 95% market share.
And '95% market share' is no indication of any particular quality
(there earth wasn't flat by the time '95%' of all people were still
convinced that it was). Also, people don't buy Windows. They get it
bundled with hardware they buy.
Trying to force solution X over solution Y onto programmers that choose
freely what they want to work and and to call their current goal
"useless" is the work of a complete asshole. It will achieve nothing and
approaching developers like that will not convice them to do anything
except giving you the middle finger. Which they should.