Using ReactOS Registry format
syllogism711 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 01:33:42 CDT 2005
James Liggett wrote:
>Last night Martin Fuchs suggested that we look into using ReactOS's
>registry format in order to be compatible with Windows registry
I'm really not convinced that we need to be compatible with Windows'
registry file format at that level. . . That would only benefit
applications that don't use the Win32API to access the registry - and as
far as I know, Windows doesn't allow you to access the registry like
that, so there shouldn't be any applications that would benefit from
that. . .
I know there are linux applications that access the windows registry
- and those are the only ones I can think of that would actually benefit
from this, and even those would need modification to access Wine's
registry if we did have binary compatibility with windows.
. . .
If I'm completely wrong and there are applications that do this,
please tell me and I'll gladly put my foot in my mouth lol - but as far
as I know, such a move wouldn't really do much for us except let us say,
"We're compatible with windows' registry file format". . .
I suppose one benefit of this would be the ability to copy the registry
from an actual windows drive to Wine. . . - but I think using a helper
application for that would probably take care of that, and I'm still
convinced that we shouldn't try to use the actual windows registry format.
> I have the latest release of ReactOS running on QEMU on my
>box, so I checked it out. Basically, they're using the same regedit
>program from Wine, missing find command and all (Which I too feel is a
>pain in the neck). I looked at the config stuff, and I found what looked
>like some binary database files for each of the main registry sections.
>Unfortunately, there's no documentation at all on any of this on their
>website. If we decide to go this route, we may be in for a hell of a lot
>of work. But, I do agree with all of your points. I think the current
>system could use some improvement, especially in the area of searching.
>Let me know what you think of all this.
Thanks everyone for keeping this topic active, I'm glad so many
people are interested.
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