GSOC idea to implement the explorer

Andrew Green greeniekin at
Thu Feb 24 19:50:40 CST 2011

Thank you for your support.
I will probably make two proposals. One for theming and one for
explorer. Of course my proposals will only be using c as the
programming language.
It looks like I have a lot of research to do before I can submit my application.

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 3:20 AM, Juan Lang <juan.lang at> wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
>> Though I understand this is probably the lower priority on the wine
>> developers list. As integrating into Linux desktop is probably the
>> preferred and most used mode. I thought that sharing reactos explorer
>> and working on making a complete explorer(including extensions) would
>> be the goal.
>> Though now I'm saying it I feel rather silly, as this really is the
>> least important part of wine.
> Hey, if it's your itch, feel free to scratch it.  I actually would
> like to see a better explorer in Wine, if nothing else to have a more
> intuitive way to play around with the shell namespace than opening a
> file/save dialog.  I haven't had time to work on it myself.
> Regarding sharing code:  last I heard, the official attitude is "it's
> complicated."  C++ code isn't acceptable in the Wine tree at all, of
> course, so that ruled out ReactOS's explorer long ago.  New
> submissions that are aimed at their tree as well as ours would
> probably be acceptable.
> --Juan

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