Using ReactOS Registry format
juergen.schmied at debitel.net
Thu Jun 30 04:15:29 CDT 2005
Wine had support for reading win2000 registry files once. It was dropped
some time ago. I had implemented it around 1999/2000.
Have a look in the CVS.
> Hi Martin,
> Thanks for this info. It looks like this might work. How do I contact
> Eric Kohl?
> On Tue, 2005-06-21 at 17:57 +0200, Martin Fuchs wrote:
> > Hi James,
> > > Last night Martin Fuchs suggested that we look into using ReactOS's
> > > registry format in order to be compatible with Windows registry
> > > databases. 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).
> > A bunch of dlls and applications are synced between Wine and ROS from
> > time to time, also including regedit. What about implemting the
> > missing find functionality at your own to bring both projects a little
> > foreward? ;-)
> > > 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.
> > I can forward you a mail from Steven Edwards to bring a bit light into
> > this issue:
> > S> I think ReactOS's registry is binary compatible with NT4. It and
> > the windows 2000 format was
> > S> documented/reversed for samba and the linux ntchpwd bootdisk
> > projects. If I remeber right Eric
> > S> Kohl offered to release some of his work to Wine for the binary
> > format so you might want to ping
> > S> him about the implementation details.
> > So Eric Kohl would be the right man to ask about the internals of NT's
> > registry format.
> > > 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.
> > Regards,
> > Martin
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