SoC idea: finish wcmd

Segin segin2005 at
Fri Apr 21 17:13:24 CDT 2006

Brandon Turner wrote:

> 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.
> Brandon
> 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
I think it is of note that Freecom (COMMAND.COM for FreeDOS) may contain 
code that can pretain to Wine, if used properly. This fact is often 

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