SoC idea: finish wcmd

Brandon Turner turnerb7 at
Fri Apr 21 13:12:59 CDT 2006

Yes, Greatlord brought this to my attention today as well. I wasnt 
planning on moving ROS cmd into Wine really.  I was more planning on 
moving Wcmd into ROS(Yes, I would have to talk with other ROS devs about 
this idea first I'm aware) and then filling in all the features that 
arent competele.  Greatlord said that there might be problems doing that 
as well with the way wcmd is coded.  To be honest, I havent spent much 
time looking into the specifics of the project yet, it is more of 
something that has been in the back of my head which I wanted to do 
during my summer break. 


Steven Edwards wrote:

>Hi Brandon,
>On 4/21/06, Brandon Turner <turnerb7 at> wrote:
>>Not to take anything away from someone that wants to do a SoC project.
>>But I'm a ROS dev and I know you guys arent taking patches from us right
>>now but that aside, one of my shorter term goals is to try and sync
>>wcmd(if it is what i think it is, i dont use linux / wine often so maybe
>>im misintercepting it) with the ROS cmd.  So just keep that in mind.  I
>>would also be more then willing to mentor someone for this project,
>>assuming I am not disqualified based solely on the fact I am a ROS dev.
>The real issue is the ReactOS cmd and wcmd do not come from the same
>code. ReactOS cmd as you know is a 32bit port of the freedos cmd where
>wcmd is a totally new implementation. The reason for this is because
>its LGPL where FreeDOS and ROS CMD are GPL. Alexandre has stated in
>the past that he does not object to having GPL tools in the tree if
>there is no other option however most users don't need 100% cmd.exe
>compatiblity so getting Wine to adopt ReactOS cmd (all other issue
>aside) is going to be next to impossible.
>Steven Edwards
>"There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and
>that is an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo

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