project David?

Shachar Shemesh wine-devel at
Thu Apr 22 15:10:10 CDT 2004

Rein Klazes wrote:

>Somehow, we are doing something far to complicated:
I must be not getting something. Am I the only one who sees this as a 
contradiction? First they say:

> However, unlike our competitors, SpecOpS Labs has identified the flaws 
> of Microsoft's WES and determined how to improve the design of the 
> architecture so that the flaws would be eliminated. The result is that 
> we have a fault-corrected subsystem design. One of the problems of the 
> MS Windows OS is that it is subject to crash applications and itself. 
> While studying the Microsoft Windows OS, we found the design flaw that 
> causes this problem. One of the causes of this flaw is the method that 
> Microsoft used to interface the WES with the OS Kernel. Certain 
> functions within the WES are integrated directly into the Windows OS 
> with full system privileges.

Then they say:

> SpecOpS Labs believes, that despite the efforts that have been exerted 
> in the development of WINE, it suffers from a major architectural 
> flaw, which requires a major rewrite of the WINE code. The WINE 
> project had been too faithful in reverse engineering the Windows 
> Environment Subsystem, that it also inherited the architectural flaws 
> in Windows. Among these flaws is when a problem is experienced by an 
> application running in a Window, it can crash the whole operating 
> system, causing it to either hang or reboot. 

( - WHAT?? 
What are they talking about??)
But then, they say:

> In our design we have integrated the Windows API directly into the 
> Linux kernel giving our WACS greater speed than the Windows OS.


So, this is a GPL project (kernel)? LGPL (Wine?).
How much are Wine and Odin alike? Is it really feasible to take code 
from both?
Was WABI at all open source?

Yes, I have to agree with R.U. and Mike. I wouldn't go out and buy their 
stock just yet.


Shachar Shemesh
Lingnu Open Source Consulting

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