wine / Linux kernel, TWAIN and STI: explained

Ge van Geldorp gvg at
Fri Oct 21 07:25:42 CDT 2005

> From: Saulius Krasuckas
> * On Fri, 21 Oct 2005, Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
> > --- Saulius Krasuckas <saulius2 at> wrote:
> > > 
> > > May the ReactOS code tree help you?
> > >
> > 
> > Nice! Why isn't this part of wine already?
> AFAIK, Some parts definitely are, but ROS folks just may be 
> busy enough to sync both trees in realtime. :-/ Steven 
> Edwards should have more clear idea about this, I guess. :-)

The ReactOS setupapi started out as a copy of the Wine setupapi. Recently, a
lot of stuff was added on the ReactOS side. Usually, we try to merge changes
back to Wine, but for various reasons this sometimes fails. For example,
some of our developers don't run Linux and therefore do not have the
possibility to test their changes under Wine too. There's also the feeling
that Wine should be responsible for their own codebase so it would be more
logical if a Wine developer was to take on the task of the backmerge.

Anyway, we effectively forked setupapi at Wine-20050524, the codebases
became too different to keep in sync easily. (We forked another component,
widl, at Wine-20050628). Of course, our changes are available to Wine, I'd
be happy to work with one of you guys to get the Wine/ReactOS versions back
in sync. BTW, I'm the guy who usually merges the Wine changes into the
ReactOS tree after a Wine release.

Ge van Geldorp.

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